Windfalls and family law property settlements

The steps involved in determining how property is divided after the breakdown of a relationship generally include: identifying the assets, liabilities and financial resources of the parties; assessing the parties’ financial and non-financial contributions;...

Family law and cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency consists of encrypted digital forms of currency not distributed by banks. It also goes by the name of ‘cryptocurrency’. A popular example of a cryptocurrency is Bitcoin. As cryptocurrencies become more commonly used around the world, so too will their...
How Successful is Mediation?

How Successful is Mediation?

As of 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia merged to form one Court known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). A number of changes were introduced with this merger, including the...

Who gets custody of the pets after a family separation?

Following a relationship break-up it is becoming increasingly more apparent that disputes are going beyond the living arrangements of the children, property disputes and division of superannuation. The fate of family pets is becoming a larger problem for both...
Mediation & Arbitration – the future of Family Law?

Mediation & Arbitration – the future of Family Law?

If you know someone who has had their family law matter settled through the courts system then you will undoubtedly have heard that the process can be costly, long and the wait times frustrating. The reasons for these difficulties are twofold. Firstly, the Family...