SEPARATION & THE FAMILY HOME
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SEPARATION & THE FAMILY HOME

Separation can be one of the most emotionally charged, traumatic events that can occur in a person’s life and the devastating effects are often amplified when there are children involved.  No matter the length of the relationship, the breakdown of a relationship can be hard enough to deal with on its own, without having to...

PARENTING ORDERS
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PARENTING ORDERS

Our family lawyers have been fielding a lot of questions in the past several weeks from worried parents regarding their children and parenting orders, so we thought it would be prudent to provide a brief update on the current guidelines surrounding the care of children and the operation of parenting court orders during this time....

WHAT IS SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE?
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WHAT IS SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE?

Where parties separate and one party to the marriage/de facto relationship is unable to adequately support themselves, then the other party may be required to pay spousal maintenance. A person has a responsibility, under the provisions of the Family Law Act to assist their former spouse or partner financially in circumstances where that person’s income...

BFA’s – HOW DO I PROTECT MY ASSETS FROM MY PARTNER? DO I NEED A BINDING FINANCIAL AGREEMENT?
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BFA’s – HOW DO I PROTECT MY ASSETS FROM MY PARTNER? DO I NEED A BINDING FINANCIAL AGREEMENT?

A BFA or Binding Financial Agreements, commonly referred to as “pre-nuptial agreements” or “pre-nups” are becoming increasingly popular globally as couples look to put in place safeguards and individual asset protection strategies to protect their financial position as they enter into a new relationship. BFA’s are no longer reserved solely for celebrities and multi-millionaires looking...

IS IT A LOAN OR A GIFT? PARENTS PROVIDING FUNDS TO CHILDREN
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IS IT A LOAN OR A GIFT? PARENTS PROVIDING FUNDS TO CHILDREN

As the cost of living increases and it becomes harder for young people to get a foot into the property market, it is becoming quite common for parents to provide funds to their adult children to either assist them with purchasing property, or for various other expenses ranging from medical expenses, weddings or even holidays....