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Royal Commission

  The central task of the Royal Commission was to inquire into, and report on, whether any conduct of financial services entities might have amounted to misconduct and whether any conduct, practices, behaviour or business activities by those entities fell below community standards and expectations.   We acknowledge that the…

The Impacts of Social Media On Family Law

With technology quickly becoming more and more of an integral part of our lives, the use of social media is rapidly on the rise. Although it may seem like a harmless way to share photos and other material on these platforms, it could also be quite detrimental to court proceedings…

Top 5 Tips Before You Consider Separation

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE SEPARATING Separation is one of the most stressful and confusing events a person can go through in their life. Despite not only producing severe emotional turmoil, separation will also play upon the economic, social and legal aspects of a person’s life. Many people feel…

Inheritances and Family Law – Divorce and Separation

Families and money can sometimes be a volatile combination. That is never more so than when Divorces and Wills are concerned. When is an inheritance an asset for family law purposes? The simple answer is “almost always”. But the answer is not always simple. Why is an inheritance an asset?…

Does A Pre-Nuptial Agreement Have To Be Fair?

It is now more than 10 years since the Family Law Act was changed to allow Australians to enter into pre-nuptial agreements (known as Financial Agreements or Binding Financial Agreements). Under the Act, the Court does not have to approve a Financial Agreement for it to be binding. That is,…

Binding Financial Agreements – Do They Kill The Romance?

Binding Financial Agreements (‘BFA’), popularised as pre-nuptial agreements in America are often touted as “romance killers”, and there have been many examples before the Family Court which support this view.

The power of the ATO and family law settlements

Many clients come to see a family lawyer wanting to talk about issues related to the ATO, while others haven't turned their minds to their own tax affairs for some time.

Fact or fiction – top 5 myths about family law property settlements

Most people know someone who has been affected by a family breakup. It is usually a very stressful and emotional time where people are anxious about the divorce, the property settlement and the emotional wellbeing and care arrangements for children.

Making Your Will Count – Healthy Will Checklist

If you don’t have a Will your assets will be divided according to how the law dictates in the rules of intestacy, that is, when you have not made a Will. If you die intestate it is very likely that your estate will not be distributed as you would have…

Top 6 Power of Attorney Questions

Top 6 Power of Attorney Questions A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a trusted person, the legal authority to act for you, and to make legally binding decisions on your behalf.  If you do not have a Power of Attorney then you should contact us and…