Publications

Wills, EPAs and EPGs: what could possibly go wrong?

A Will benefiting a spouse/partner needs immediate attention on separation and the same considerations apply to any Enduring Power of Guardianship or Enduring Power of Attorney. Read on to find out an example of why this is so important.

Making Changes to a Parenting Court Order

Rice & Asplund continues to be one of the leading cases in the consideration of changes to parenting orders. When the Court has made an order in parenting matters, there are certain criteria the Court must consider before deciding to make any changes. Read on to find out what these are.

Is spousal maintenance ever really final?

In 2019, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia made an order in the matter of Blevins & Blevins [2019] FCCA 1923 that leave was not necessary to make an Application for spousal maintenance, and considered it was appropriate to hear an Application for the Respondent to pay spousal maintenance.

Tips for a Maintenance Application

It is often surprising to people who have just separated that they do not have an automatic right to spousal or de facto maintenance.