Defacto Relationships & Property Settlement
A de facto relationship, under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), occurs where two people – of any gender – are living together on a genuine domestic basis and are not married or related by family. The parties are also required to have a mutual intention of sharing a…
5 Things to know when you are separating
Everyone knows the difficulties of divorce & separation. Here are 5 things to know when you are separating.
You heard about your best friend’s divorce and how horrible that was but you also heard about your family friend who had an easy separation. It’s a confusing area to navigate because…
Property Settlement involving Third Party Asset Holders
Generally speaking, most property settlement matters between spouses who are separating are relatively straight forward. Often the pool of assets involve a house, bank accounts, vehicles, furniture and superannuation, either owned jointly or by one or the other of them. These matters are generally easily dealt with between the…
Collaborative Practice in Family Law
A separation or divorce is known to be one of the most difficult times a person can face. Along with the emotional impacts, a person may simultaneously face significant financial, property and parenting issues to be resolved with their former spouse.
It is not always possible for these issues to…
A fundamental change in the way property transactions occur is about to happen in South Australia.
The way that land transactions are recorded is about to be transformed and land transactions will be able to be done electronically. The implementation date has not yet been set, but it is expected to…
Divorce & Superannuation
One of the most common myths is the belief that superannuation is not included in the division of property for Family Law purposes.
In property settlements under the Family Law Act, superannuation is defined as “property” and therefore falls within the assets that will be considered by the Court when dividing…