Family Law Matters: As Unique As Fingerprints

When one hears of a family law case, there might be an immediate association with divorce, custody battles, or property disputes. The reality, however, is far more nuanced. Just as every fingerprint is unique, with whirls and patterns distinctly its own, each family law case carries its exclusive narrative, complexities, and intricacies. The Intricacies of Family Dynamics Family […]

What happens to your jewelry after separation?

What to do with wedding ring and other jewelry after separation You are looking to separate from your partner. What happens to your engagement ring? What happens to the gold jewelry that Aunt Carol gifted you as a wedding present? Will my jewelry be included in the asset pool for the property division? As couples […]

Separation where Children are involved

Tending to your own needs after separation You may be going through a whole range of emotions like grief, sorrow, guilt, loneliness, anger, relief, or even feeling rejected. It is okay to feel these emotions as everyone processes their feelings differently and at different rates. The emotions you are experiencing at this moment may come […]

Family Violence Intervention Orders (FVIO)

What is a Family Violence Intervention Order? A Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) is a court order designed to protect a person by placing limits on the behaviour of another person. An individual or the police (on someone’s behalf) can make an application to the Magistrates’ Court for this against a family member. What is […]

What are Parenting Orders and who can apply?

Things To Consider When Applying for Parenting Orders Parenting orders are orders made by the court regarding a child. The matters which may be dealt with by parenting orders include: The person/s with whom a child is to live; the time a child is to spend with another person or other persons; the allocation of […]

What is Adult Child Maintenance?

As a parent, you are able to seek an order for adult child maintenance if you can show the court that the maintenance is necessary to enable a child to complete her education, or if the child is disabled. The child does not have to already be 18 for you to seek this order; you […]

What is spousal maintenance?

Do I have to support my former spouse financially after we separate? Under the Family Law Act 1975, a person has a responsibility to financially assist their spouse or former de facto partner, if that person cannot meet their own reasonable expenses from their personal income or assets. In determining whether or not to grant an […]

Are overseas assets included in Australian property settlements?

Overseas assets in Australian property settlement In our increasingly globalised society, relationships between people from different countries are more common than ever before. When these relationships break down there will often be issues regarding the parties’ assets will be dealt with particularly where those assets are in different countries. The Family Courts of Australia and […]

What date is used to determine the Asset Pool?

The end of a relationship itself is often a challenging time, which is why in many cases and for a variety of reasons, couples who have separated may let some time pass before they take steps to finalise their property settlement. Identifying the “property pool” available for distribution between a separating couple is an important […]

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