Separated couples are often able to reach an agreement about how they wish to divide their assets.
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Do you really need a Financial Agreement after separation?
Separated couples are often able to reach an agreement about how they wish to divide their assets. In most circumstances, it is in the interest of each party to formalise
The legal impact of same-sex marriage under Australian law
In December 2017, Australia became the 26th country to legalise same-sex marriage. The legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia followed a highly-publicised and ultimately successful postal survey of the Australian
Financial Agreements – recent High Court case provides important guidance
In Australia, married and de facto couples are able to enter into Financial Agreements about the division of their finances:- 1. Before they marry or start living together as a
Family Violence & Cyber Stalking – What you need to know
There are three different Acts that need to be considered in relation to family violence and cyber stalking. The Family Law Act defines family violence as “violent, threatening or other
What will happen to my Superannuation if I separate?
Superannuation may represent a significant portion of your assets. It is there to fund a more comfortable retirement for you. Its treatment on any breakdown of your relationship should be
The Lawyer’s 6th sense – When to fight, when to settle
In a speech recently delivered to members of the legal profession, retired Family Court Justice Linda Dessau spoke openly about her experience as a Judge and why she believed costly
“I signed an Agreement years ago when I moved in with my de facto partner. Is it still binding?”
Section 87 of the Commonwealth Law relates to agreements made by parties prior to the commencement of the amendments to the Family Law Act in 2009. Section 87 (1) reads