Case Study – De Facto Wife Spends Life Savings On Partners Properties

Background Our client – the de facto wife, had been in a relationship and living with her partner for 4 years. The de facto husband owned a property at the commencement of their relationship and purchased another property during the relationship. In the course of the relationship, our client expended her life savings towards mortgage …

Won The Lottery? How Does This Affect Your Family Law Property Settlement?

When you are considering whether a Lottery Win is including in your property settlement with your spouse or de facto, timing is important. Part of the function of the Court in deciding how to distribute the assets of a relationship is to determine the net assets and liabilities and the financial and non-financial contributions of …

How Can A Family Lawyer Help Me?

What Can A Family Lawyer Do For Me? First and foremost the job of a Family Lawyer is to provide information and advice relating to your own individual circumstances. A Family Lawyer Will – Assist you with an overview of how agreement is reached regarding property settlement, children’s orders and divorce. Assist to negotiate a …

Family Law Seminar

Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Family Law. Do You Need Family Law Advice On – Your legal rights after separation; Getting plenty of time with your kids; How to get time with your grandchildren; Dividing property fairly; Divorce. As part of the Expert Family Lawyers Central Coast 2020 Seminar Series, Amelia Cox, Family Lawyer of Brazel …

Good communication essential for equal shared care?

A new appeals case relating to parenting has thrown some doubt on the importance of communication between parents when considering an equal care arrangement. An equal shared care arrangement is where the children spend equal time with each parent usually on a week about basis. Courts are required to consider whether equal time is in …

Defacto Relationship – Am I in one?

There are several factors that determine whether you are in a defacto relationship.  Firstly the relationship must be of an intimate kind and not just close friends.  The courts can declare a defacto relationship if you have been living together for two years or made contributions to property or you have a child together.  It …

What Happens If Family Court Orders Are Breached?

What happens if Family Court Orders are breached? Normally if Family Court Orders are breached, a party to the Orders can file what is called a ‘contravention application‘. Evidence will need to be presented to the Court of the breach and the person who is believed to be in breach of the orders will then …

How to Get Your Stuff Back After A Break-up

Is your ex partner refusing to give back what’s yours? You have legal rights and we can help. If you’ve been through a breakup and are having trouble getting your stuff back, be it a car, jewellery, furniture or a pet, here are some practical steps you can take to recover what is rightfully yours:- …

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