Tax: The Financial Red Flags In Family Law Property Settlements

In most Family Law Property Settlement cases there is a transfer of property between the separated couple, be it the former house, a car or a business. As with most transfers of property the government tends to tax those transfers. However, there are some special rules in relation to family law property settlement.  This article …

Family Violence And Domestic Violence – Family Law Parenting Disputes

In high conflict parenting matters, child abuse and family violence to the children are commonplace. The Family Courts take domestic violence very seriously and unfortunately, many parents who have experienced family violence from the other parent do not consider what they are experiencing as family violence and will only focus on physical abuse. This article …

When Does A Child Get Who They Live With?

This is a common question asked of our Family Lawyers and the answer is when they turn 18 years of age. However, a Court can place weight in the views a child expresses. In parenting matters, the best interests of the child are the paramount consideration of the Court. Consequently, the Court is able to …

Family Law And Children’s Passports.

A common reason parents come to see our family law solicitors is where there is a dispute about the children’s passports. These disputes can range from getting a passport for a child where the other parent does not agree to sign the form, to withholding a passport where there are fears the other parent may …

The Importance Of Formalising Your Property Settlement

A recent decision by the Full Court of Australia highlights how important it is for separating couples to formalise their family law property agreement with the Court. Whilst the family law legislation provides deadlines for parties to settle their property affairs it is very possible to file Court documents after those time limits have passed. …

Death & Taxes – High Court Rules Tax Debt Can Be Transferred Between Spouses

Earlier this year the High Court of Australia ruled that the Family Courts have the power to direct the Tax Office to substitute Tax debt from one spouse to another in a property dispute. The facts of the case involved a Wife who owed $256,078.00 to the Australian Taxation Office and a Husband who was …

Family Violence – Amendments To The Family Law Act 1976 Commencing 11 September 2019

On 11 September 2019 amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 with respect to cross examination of self-represented parties where there are allegations of family violence will come in to effect. In effect, cross examination will not be permitted where there is a self-represented party, regardless of whether they are a victim or perpetrator. If …

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