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The Divorce process explained

The idea of divorce is well known, as is the established principle of no-fault divorce in Australian law, but less is known or understood about the mechanics surrounding what is actually done and the steps involved. Today in Australia a court does not consider why the marriage ended. The only ground for divorce is that… Read More

Divorce, de factos and superannuation splitting

Once a couple is separated, their superannuation (Super) is treated as property under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (FLA) and the value of the couples’ Super benefits will be taken into account when determining a property settlement. Super is held in trust and differs from other types of property, there are rules that govern… Read More

Estate planning for blended families

Most of us appreciate the importance of making a Will and having an estate plan that sets out how we would like to provide for our loved ones when we die. If, like many Australians, you belong to a blended family, there are additional considerations when planning your estate. Most typical will be ensuring that… Read More

Social media and family law – Just don’t do it!

Social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and the like – can be a lot of fun and have become an accepted part of modern life.  Many of us use such forms of electronic communication to share the exciting, as well as the banal events in our lives, to express our views and to stay… Read More

Can you be separated and live under the same roof?

Before a person can apply for a divorce they have to be able to establish to the Family Court that their marriage has irretrievably broken down. This can be established if the Court is satisfied that the parties to the marriage have separated and have lived separately and apart for a continuous period of not… Read More