How do you determine what a Property Settlement should be?
Contrary to urban myths there is no presumption that property should be divided 50/50, 60/40 or in any arbitrary proportion. The Family Law Act sets out the factors which must
Asset Protection – Financial Agreements (pre nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements)
When you buy a new home you don’t expect it to burn down but you know this is a risk. So you take out insurance to protect yourself – just
A message from our Managing Partner James Turnbull
As COVID-19 continues to develop, we extend our thoughts to those affected by the virus, and our gratitude for the healthcare professionals and others who are helping our community through
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