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In our earlier article we spoke of Binding Child Support Agreements and how they can override or substitute an assessment from the Child Support Agency. However, these agreements are not as ironclad as they appear and you should be aware of the possible pitfalls...

As mentioned in our earlier articles there are 5 steps a Court will work through when deciding how to divide the assets of a couple. The fourth step relates to the parties’ future needs after separation and could lead to an increase in the assets you may...

Urgent Recovery Orders are powerful orders which are used when a parent does not return a child. Often our clients’ worst nightmare is when children are not returned to their home by the other parent. This can take the form of the other parent simply deciding to keep...

A Married man has been found to be in a de facto relationship with sex worker in the de facto jurisdiction. A recent case before the Full Family Court has reaffirmed the requirements for two people to be considered a de facto couple. This article aims to explain the...

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....

Turning your business into a company can be a great way to accelerate the development of your business. In Family Law, companies are not immune from consideration or division under the Family Law Act, but the law surrounding them is quite complex. This article extends...

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. This article will...

When a husband or wife comes to our office, often the first thing they ask for is a Divorce. As mentioned in previous articles, there are three distinctive areas of Family Law. In particular – Parenting Property Divorce This is also the ideal order we would...

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...

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,...

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