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...

Myths of Family Law – Do they apply to you?

We often hear that from clients when we first meet with them that they know what to expect in their situation because a friend/ colleague/ family member went through a...

5 Easiest Steps to Resolution

1. Educate At our first meeting with clients we listen carefully as they describe their situation, and then assist them in understanding how the law would be applied in their...

Best 10 Ways to Save on Legal Costs

1. Prepare a brief chronology/time line of your relationship/Marriage setting out the dates of significant events. It doesn’t have to be lengthy – just the important things. 2. Prepare a...

Top 20 Best Ideas When You Separate

1. Get legal advice from MACPHERSON FAMILY LAW either before or as soon as possible after you separate - call us on 1800 961 622 or use our contact form....

What happens when family provides assistance to someone who later separates?

Often extended families will provide assistance to one of the parties to a marriage or relationship. Sometimes that assistance can be by way of direct financial payments, and sometimes that...

How to choose the Best Family Lawyer?

If you need an electrical job done, you don’t get a plumber, and vice versa. In the same way, to get Family Law guidance you need to speak to someone...

How does Gambling affect property settlement percentages?

The process of assessing an appropriate division of property is a complex one, involving an analysis of the history of the relationship over many years. There are many factors that...

Do I have to pay Spousal Maintenance? Can I get Spousal Maintenance?

The Family Law Act provides that spouses are liable to maintain each other financially even after their marriage or relationship has ended. The obligation to maintain a former spouse arises...

What are Furniture and Contents Worth?

As part of any property settlement the first step is to assess and value the assets and liabilities of the parties. Confusion often seems to arise in relation to how...