You’ve lost a loved one – what is next?

You’ve lost a loved one – what is next?

When a loved one dies, there are many practical and legal considerations for the family or friends of the deceased. Below is a brief guide to the some of the important considerations in the administration of the deceased estate. The first step is to determine whether...

Six things to know about Binding Financial Agreements

There are many names for Binding Financial Agreements or BFA’s, including; Pre-nuptial Agreements (commonly known as pre-nups), Post-nuptial Agreements (post-nups); and Cohabitation Agreements. They are known by the courts as Binding Financial Agreements. There have...
Was it a loan or a gift? Big difference!

Was it a loan or a gift? Big difference!

Housing affordability is a big issue for young Australians. For those lucky enough to have parents able to help them into the property market, careful thought should be given to how that money will be treated if the recipient separates from his or her spouse or de...
How do I sign my Family Law documents during COVID-19?

How do I sign my Family Law documents during COVID-19?

A few weeks ago, we published an article about the Family Courts remaining open but implementing social distancing procedures, including the electronic filing of documents and appearances by telephone or video link. However, the requirement for social distancing has...

What is Parental Responsibility and who has it?

If a child is less than 18 years of age then each parent has parental responsibility for that child. This is the case before a Court makes Orders regarding this issue. Once a court Order is made it might be the case that the parents share the responsibility equally or...

New Court Scheme to Protect Victims of Family Violence

In a positive step towards protecting victims of family violence, a perpetrator of family violence is now not allowed to personally cross-examine a victim of family violence in the Family Court. Cross-examination is a process that takes place during a hearing in the...