Inheritances in Family Law

As discussed in previous articles, when assessing the division of an asset pool in a family law property settlement matter, there are 5 steps which the Court considers. A summary of those 5 steps are: 1. It must be just and equitable to make an adjustment of property....

Child Support

Parents are responsible to provide financial support (child support) for their children regardless of: Whether they were married, in a defacto relationship, never lived together, are separated or divorced; Where the children live or the amount of time they spend with...

Costs Orders in Family Law Matters

When making a costs order in Family Law matters, a Judge of either the Federal Circuit Court or Family Court of Australia, hearing the cost application will exercise his or her discretion. When making a costs order in Family Law matters, a Judge of either the Federal...

Costs Orders in Family Law Matters

When making a Costs Order in family law matters, a Judge of either the Federal Circuit Court of Family Court of Australia, hearing the Costs Application will exercise his or her discretion.  As with other jurisdictions, Costs Orders do not automatically follow an...