Family Trusts, Hiding Assets, And Their Effect On Your Property Settlement

Family Trusts, Hiding Assets, and Their Effect on Your Property Settlement A family trust can be a useful vehicle in a family as it allows you to manage your family assets in a way that offers you taxation advantages. Trusts are often used to exclude property from a relationship and therefore division under Family Law. …

Another Thorne In The Side Of Prenups And Bfas

A recent judgement delivered by the High Court on 8 November 2017 has re-emphasised the non-binding nature of “Prenups” or Binding Financial Agreements. This article explains how despite there being an agreement before the marriage as well as after the marriage, both Agreements were found to be voidable due to undue influence and unconscionable conduct. …

Kelvin- Changing Views Of Gender In The Family Court

A recent matter heard in the full Family Court has garnered attention as it has overturned a previous case that said that Court authorisation was required before a child (unless they are Gillick competent) could undergo Stage 2 treatment for gender dysphoria. A Gillick competent child is one who is said to be able to …

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. …

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