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

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...
Joint Tenants vs. Tenants in Common – What does it mean for you?

Joint Tenants vs. Tenants in Common – What does it mean for you?

It is a significant life decision when a couple decides to purchase a property together and as part of that process you and your partner will need to decide what type of ownership you want to have over the property. The two most common types of property ownership are...