Disputes over Children’s Names

  “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – so says Juliet about Romeo in Shakespeare’s famous play. Amongst the matters that Family…

Is the value of assets at separation important or not?  

  A question we are often asked in matrimonial property settlement disputes is whether the value of the assets at separation is the important figure, or whether it is the…

Family Trusts in Family Law Property Settlements

  HOW ARE FAMILY TRUSTS TREATED IN FAMILY LAW PROPERTY SETTLEMENTS?   Family and Unit Trusts are common vehicles used by families to operate businesses through, to hold assets (such…

Time Limits for Property Settlement Claims

  Property Settlement – Don’t run out of time Under the Family Law Act strict time limits apply in relation to claims for property settlement and spousal maintenance. In rough…

The Myth of 50/50 Property Settlement

  People often come to us believing that a 50 – 50 property settlement is normal, and the way the court would inevitably order in every case. That’s just not…

What happens when Assets are transferred after Separation?

  In Family Law Property Settlement Disputes the question often arises how to deal with assets transferred by one party after separation. One recent case involved the issue of what…

What happens with Pets when you separate?

Family Law Property Settlement Disputes frequently arise over who gets the pets when parties separate. Whilst people can fell and treat their pets as if they were family, the Family…

What happens when money is spent after Separation?

  What happens when money is spent after separation? An issue that often arises in family law property settlement cases is whether property that has been sold or money spent…

Family Law Arbitration – Funds, Finality, Fast

    Arbitration –  The solution to Family Court Delays with Property Settlement The media has recently been full of stories of delays in firstly getting matters heard in the Family…

The Top 10 Mistakes People Make When They Separate

1. Making rash or emotional decisions Separation is a major life event. You will most likely go through a roller coaster of emotions and stages of grief. Often the best...