Do you have the same rights as people who are married? For example, to share in your partner's estate, challenge their Will, get damages for wrongful death, claim super benefits, etc? The short answer is, yes, but…
So you own a business and are embarking on divorce! Not a great combination... Find out what issues you are likely to face, and how you can develop an effective strategy to keep it all together.
Deciding to get married is a big emotional decision. But it's also a massive legal and financial decision. Asset ownership, asset protection, super, life insurance, decision making, estate planning and family financial support, all need to be carefully considered to provide a solid legal foundation for a successful life together.
Many parenting orders put in place by the Family Court may not be able to be strictly complied with during the recent and ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic. The Family Court has issued advice to parents who cannot practically comply with parenting orders already in place or who feel that for the safety of their child, the orders should not be followed at this current time.
Will my Family Court case still go ahead amid the COVID-19 crisis? Can I still begin a Family Court matter?Andrew2020-04-29T12:45:11+09:30
The short answer is that the Family Court is 'Still Open' to hear matters. But there are now procedures in place to limit social contact to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Find out how to keep things moving.
Are you having difficulty keeping to your parenting arrangement during the COVID-19 pandemic?
If you are separating from your spouse, and assuming the primary role of looking after your kids, then one of the most important issues you need to understand is how child support works. At its most basic level, the purpose of child support is to protect your kids from the economic impact of your separation. There are both advantages and disadvantages to private child support agreements, depending on your circumstances and what you hope to achieve by entering into one.
A relationship breakdown may put significant financial strain on you and your family. If the household income is dramatically reduced, how then do you apply income to support your family during the separation?
People are more aware – and wary – than ever of family law issues in relation to their assets. More and more couples seek binding financial agreements to protect their assets, or put off living together or marrying to minimise their financial exposure.
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Your relationship is over, and you want out. But you aren’t sure what you need to organise before you leave. Hopefully this doesn't sound familiar - but if it does, we recommend you read-on... In this article we set out our 7 steps to leaving, which we hope will help you through this difficult transition. These steps will also help someone assisting a relative, friend or client through this process.
When you are separating for your spouse or partner, it's easy to get bogged down in negotiations about your kids and dividing up your property. But don't forget your estate planning - otherwise you may just end up leaving your former partner the biggest gift of them all.
Divorce is the legal process that formally ends a marriage. In practical terms, it is often the easiest part of a separation - but perhaps one of the more emotionally charged. Read on for a brief overview of the divorce procedure.
Unlike divorce, marriage separation does not have an effect on your Will. For this reason, the period of separation that occurs prior to divorce is possibly one of the most important times to ensure your Will reflects your changed circumstances.
You’ve decided that a Financial Agreement is right for you. So what happens next?
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