If you are wishing to discuss a financial/property settlement, we would normally ask that you bring the following to your appointment: Information on yourself, your former spouse and your children … [Read more...] about What should I bring to my first family law appointment?
After you have worked out the asset pool and assessed the contributions made by each of you, the next step in the four step process is to consider the future needs of each person. Please see our … [Read more...] about Working out your future needs – the third step in a family law property division
After working out the asset pool, the next step in a family law property division is an assessment of the contributions made to the asset pool. Please see our blog about the asset pool … [Read more...] about What are ‘financial contributions’? The second step in a family law property division
The first step to a family law financial settlement is to work out the asset pool. The asset pool takes into account all sources of income, all assets and debts, superannuation and any financial … [Read more...] about What assets and debts are included in a family law financial settlement?
Sadly, when a marriage or relationship breakdown, it is not just the people in the relationship whose needs have to be considered. One of the most difficult issues to navigate can be the care of … [Read more...] about What happens to our pets when we separate?
If you were married to the other party: You can apply at any time after separation (even if you are not yet divorced) You can apply up to 12 months after divorce If you are out of time … [Read more...] about When can I apply for a property division under the Family Law Act?
Many employers have contacted us worried about the impact of the recent Workpac¹ decisions upon their own casual workforce. Following the decisions at Federal Court level, legislative change was … [Read more...] about Conversion of employees from casual to permanent: DEADLINE 27 SEPTEMBER 2021
In Victoria and New South Wales, a person who has a discrimination complaint under state law may complain to (in NSW) the Anti-Discrimination Board or (in Victoria) the Victorian Equal Opportunity and … [Read more...] about Cross-border discrimination complaints, VCAT and NCAT
Some people might say those only those with substantial assets should make a Will, but we suggest that you make your first will as soon as you are eligible, irrespective of your assets. An eligible … [Read more...] about When is a good time to make my first will?
If you have separated from your spouse or defacto partner, you might receive a letter from their solicitor asking you to provide ‘disclosure’ or documents which evidence all of your income, assets, … [Read more...] about What does disclosure mean in family law matters?