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Need A Divorce? What happens next…

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Need A Divorce? What happens next…

For those coming to a realisation that the marriage is ending, you’re probably racking your brains on the best way to wrap everything up legally so that you can proceed to ‘recovery’ both emotionally and financially from your potential former spouse. But what actually happens from here? How you approach divorce will depend on your individual situation.

How to build a relationship with your ex

Building the ‘business relationship’ of parenting The kids and I are fine… but I dread talking to my ex! Studies have shown that after separation you may have a lot of different feelings towards your ex-partner, or be left with guilt or anger. These feelings can last several years, particularly if you found the break-up

What Happens With Debts During a Separation or Divorce?

Are debts shared in the case of a divorce? It’s a natural question often asked when people are thinking of separating or are actually going through the separation process and heading for divorce. What happens to debts during separation or divorce? Whether debts are shared can depend on a number of factors, but generally speaking,

Husband Murders Wife For Property Settlement & Gets Just Settlement

Court’s interesting approach to property settlement after husband murders wife The Family Court of Australia has delivered judgment in Family Law property settlement proceedings brought by a wife who was subsequently murdered by her former husband. The former husband shot the wife resulting in her death, and also shot a friend of the wife who

Limits of hair follicle drug testing in Family Law proceedings

Drug use by a parent is often alleged in Family Law parenting proceedings, typically in the context of one parent calling into question the ability of the other parent to provide appropriate care for the child/children. Where drug use is alleged by one or both parents, a Court will often seek some independent evidence to

Family Law Questions November 28, 2017

The Critical Importance Of Having A Will

The whole area of succession law in Australia is still dealt with by State Legislation and there are therefore variations in the arrangements and laws between the different states. Victoria has recently passed changes to the legislation in that state that govern what happens when somebody passes away without having left a valid Will. It

Who Gets The Engagement Ring If The Wedding Is Cancelled?

It is not uncommon to spend large amounts of money on an engagement ring. What happens though if the Wedding does not go ahead? Until 1961, it was possible to sue for damages for breach of promise to marry. Until that point, the courts followed the precedent from an English case that said that if

How To Choose The Best Brisbane Family Lawyer

Get it right                  To engage the wrong solicitor to act for you could have dire consequences. What consequences?                   Negotiation skills are very important right from the outset. Your case must be presented in the most skillful,informed and well structured way. Proper preparation is necessary. Your solicitor must have the skills and experience to

Relationship Breakdown: Smart People Do These Things before Contacting a Family Lawyer

Marriages, De Facto relationships and same sex relationships are all covered by the Family Law Act. Are you aware that there are difficulties in your relationship and that your partner may wish to leave. Separation definition What happens if a separation does occur. A separation has three elements; Either party or both intend to end

What do the Federal Government amendments to the Family Law Act mean for Superannuation?

Superannuation and Family Law In 2002 there were amendments to the Family Law Act which allowed superannuation to be treated as property. The Court was empowered to make Orders splitting superannuation entitlements, transferring entitlements from one party to the other. Of course the splitting of a person’s superannuation entitlement and a transfer of that entitlement

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