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What happens when your ex-partner squanders your assets?

Unfortunately, many separations end in disputes over money. A common situation that arises when trying to resolve family law property matters is when one partner makes a considerable dent in the family finances by squandering assets or racking up additional debt, particularly in the post-separation period. A bitter ex-partner may go on a spending spree,… Read More

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 facto partner. In a family law property matter,… Read More

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 created issues for signing and witnessing Court documents. The Family Court has released a new practice… Read More

Should I Settle my Family Law Property Matter during COVID-19?

People are concerned about the possible implications of finalising a property settlement during the current global pandemic. This is because we are all living in a time of uncertainty however, you should not let the current situation with COVID-19 stop you from being proactive in obtaining an appropriate property settlement. Whilst there may be some… Read More

FAMILY LAW DURING COVID-19

We are living in an unprecedented time and COVID-19 is impacting all of our daily lives. There is added stress and anxiety for separated parents as they try to navigate co-parenting arrangements during the current restrictions imposed on us that are changing almost daily. The Family Court has urged parents to act “sensible and reasonably”… Read More