Tag Archive: divorce

Divorce – Property Division

  • October 17, 2018

IS IT NECESSARY TO DOCUMENT THE PROPERTY DIVISION DEAL? When a couple decides to separate, decisions of course must be made about the division or disposal of assets and liabilities. For some, the stakes and/or the emotions run so hot and high that nothing can be resolved without the assistance of Lawyers and Courts. For…

When Is It Ok To Stop A Child From Seeing The Other Parent?

  • August 27, 2015

When parents separate, the overall message from all of the literature and good counsel is  that each should do everything in their power to keep their children out of the fight. In many cases however, low levels of trust driven by high levels of perceived parental incompetence can provoke a parent into the belief that it…

Selling a Property on Behalf of a Separating Couple

  • April 30, 2015

DIVORCE – FAMILY LAW 101 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Every Real Estate Agent that has ever walked the earth will no doubt at one stage or another be approached by either an individual or a couple with a request to sell a property as a consequence of a break down in a marriage or a…

Divorce – To Gift or Not to Gift?

  • February 4, 2015

With the cost of housing and general living expenses these days sky rocketing, parents of adult children and even grandparents and extended family are understandably often motivated to provide some financial assistance to their children as they begin to take their first steps into the adult world. In the situations where the children themselves are…

Divorce and Competing Religious Beliefs

  • July 29, 2014

According to some sources, there are presently as many as 4200 major separate religious affiliations to which members of the Australian population could potentially belong (4200 +1 if you count the religious order of Jedi knights as more than 70,000 Australians tried to do in the 2001 census). Given that there is now around 20%…

Divorce- What to do when you can’t agree on the value of the assets

  • July 10, 2014

In plenty of family law cases, spouses are actually able to agree on what the percentage division should be, for example, 50/50, 60/40 etc, but then find themselves locked into serious conflict over how that percentage division should actually be achieved. In these conflicts, the point of argument is almost always turns on the question…

Divorce and dividing up of Assets

  • November 28, 2013

Following the breakdown of a marriage or a defacto marital relationship, the separating couple will obviously need to tackle the task of dividing up their assets. With trust and respect running at an all time low and emotional distress often running at an all time high, reaching agreement on these issues often represents a real…

Divorce – How do you pay for the Lawyer?

  • October 12, 2012

Behind space exploration and warfare, it might seem hard to imagine any other endeavour that could be quite as expensive as Family Law litigation.  Sadly, the financial and psychological impact of these forms of disputes are almost entirely negative and can affect some people for years if not decades.  The good news is that statistically…

Long Distance Parenting

  • September 21, 2012

Considering the vast distances dividing Australia’s major population centres, the advent of high speed internet connectivity and the highly mobile nature of the Australian community as a whole, it is little wonder that the breakdown of family relationships bring many parents into conflict over where the now separated family is to live. Work commitments or…

Supervised Contact of Children

  • May 25, 2012

Introduction The area of residence and contact litigation is often fraught with highly emotional opinion.  When involved in such litigation it is important to consider first and foremost the best interests of the children. According to law in Australia, the children have the right of contact on a regular basis, with both their parents and…