Australia's pre-eminent specialist family law firm
21 November 2018
Too Expensive to Litigate, Too Free to Agree?
There is no doubt that Financial Agreements require a great deal of thought and skill to properly prepare. But, there are many countries in the world where they are routine, much simpler than our law, and much much harder to escape from.
11 October 2018
Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
One of the things our clients frequently ask is "how do I prove I'm telling the truth?" In almost all family law issues that a judge has to decide, "proof" means evidence that demonstrates what our client needs to show on the balance of probability, that is, whether the fact in issue is more likely than not to be true.
29 August 2018
When Laws Collide
It is important to consider not only our law, but those treaties to which Australia has become a party, and that become in turn a part of Australian law. In some cases therefore, when immigrants travel to Australia they pack not only their personal effects but the laws of the country from which they came.
02 July 2018
Trust me, I am a beneficiary
When family lawyers or judges come to consider how to divide property between the parties to a relationship that has broken down, what does the court do with an interest in a family trust?
29 March 2018
Return to Sender
There is only one ground for divorce under Australian Family Law and that is irretrievable breakdown of marriage. This is established if the parties have separated and lived separately and apart for 12 months at least. Separation can include living under the one roof. But what is meant by "separation"?
13 February 2018
Death and other discomforts
100% of all relationships will end, either by breakdown of the relationship or by death. Two recent cases decided by the Family Court deal with the death of one of the parties. While they are quite different, each case does show a judge trying to achieve fair outcomes.
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