The first step in splitting the matrimonial/joint property after separation!

When Family law clients who have recently separated from their partner or spouse first arrive at our offices, they usually have a percentage figure in mind, but a formal offer is one of the last steps in a property settlement. Actually, there are 5 steps to splitting the property of couples, but we will just …

Step Mother v Mother: The Family Court decides

A decision of the Family Court in Darwin V Gryner is an illustration that the affection and care the child feels for a step parent carries greater weight than merely the biological link to a mother. The facts of this case revolved around a young boy who lived with his father and enjoyed regular time …

The Powers of the Court to Enforce Costs Orders

The Powers of the Court to Enforce Costs Orders In our previous article we spoke of costs in the Family Courts and how a Judge will be satisfied as to when your former partner has to pay the other’s legal costs. This article will explain how you apply to the Court to have such a …

Separation – Help With Coping With Christmas

Christmas is always a very stressful time for all involved in a separation, both separated parents but more particularly the children involved. Christmas should be a time for being with your family, relaxing and exchanging Christmas presents. Unfortunately, however, in the case of separated families, this can often be a very difficult and sometimes sad …

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 …

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