Applying for Divorce 

Applying for Divorce in Australia In Australia, a ‘no-fault’ system is adopted for divorce cases. The single justification for divorce is the ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of a marriage, indicative of no real possibility of reconciliation. Jurisdiction to order the dissolution of marriage is held by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) under the Family Law Act […]

Global v Asset by Asset Approach in Property Settlement 

Global v Asset by Asset Approach in Property Settlement The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) of Australia provides a framework for determining the division of assets and liabilities when a marriage or de facto relationship ends. This legislation does not differentiate between “long” or “short” relationships explicitly; rather, it mandates the evaluation of numerous factors, including the length […]

Latest Marriage and Divorce Statistics in Australia

marriage and divorce statistics

Marriage is one of the most significant events in many people’s life. However, not every wedding has a fairy tale ending – many ends in divorce, impacting families, communities, and society. In Australia, the latest statistics show the number of marriages is declining while the number of divorces is rising.  Here’s a closer look at […]

Preparing for Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a common type of mediation that helps parties going through separation or divorce to talk about their issues in dispute, consider different alternatives, and try and reach a solution together. It is an affordable, timely and less stressful way for parties to make their own decision about their circumstances. FDR […]

The Relevance of Family Violence on Family Law Property Settlement

Kennon v Kennon Case In 1997, the Family Court of Australia considered whether family violence could change the outcome of a property settlement. In this case, it was a short relationship where the Husband had brought in significantly more assets into the relationship and had a significantly higher income. There were no children of the […]

How to Decide on the Right Family Lawyer

how to decide on the right Family Lawyer

The right family lawyer has your best interests at heart. The Family Lawyer is committed to exceptional Family Law services. We know trusting someone to help secure that envisioned personal and financial future at the end of an important relationship, is a big step. When choosing Family Law representation, a series of factors must be […]

What is a de facto relationship?

A de facto relationship is a relationship in which a couple lives together on a genuine domestic basis. This definition is the same across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory. The definition of de facto relationships includes couples who are same-sex or opposite sex. […]

Round table conference

There are many forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process. For instance, negotiation, mediation, arbitration or conciliation. A round table conference is one such form of ADR that allows the parties to adopt a more collaborative approach. What is a round table conference? A round table conference is a private mediation that takes place between […]

International Property Settlement

International Relationships In our modern, highly diversified world, it is not uncommon for parties to a relationship to have lived in more than one country, or to have assets in both Australia and overseas.  You might be an American immigrant with a 401K in the US, a Chinese permanent resident with assets in Singapore and […]

Four Things to Consider When Looking for a Family Lawyer

choosing a family lawyer

Choosing the right divorce lawyer is critical to the progress and outcome of your family law matter. Here are The Family Lawyer’s top 4 tips on what to consider when looking for a divorce lawyer. Find a Lawyer that is Honest Be wary of divorce lawyers who will tell you what you want to hear […]

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