Tag Archive: family law

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- Do the Children ever get a Say

  • March 27, 2014

Relevance of Children’s Wishes On the breakdown of a family unit, decisions obviously need to be made about where the children are to live. For many, a good dose of common sense and child focus make it possible for agreements to be reached and adhered to with minimal quarrel. Sadly for others, the blinding effect…

Legal loop holes to cause major problems for De Facto couples

  • March 6, 2014

In 2009 new laws were introduced into Australia which were, for the first time, supposed to give de facto couples the same rights as married couples when it came to a breakdown in the relationship and separation. Some recent decisions from cases in the Family court however have now made it very clear that all…

Using a Power of Attorney to make Family payments

  • January 10, 2014

Drop into any domestic family situation anywhere in the world and a culture of “share and share alike” can usually be found. When the family is young, practically everything becomes “communal” except maybe personal clothing and sometimes even that! As the children grow up and parents grow old however, the money, property and favours that…

When can long service leave be counted in a divorce settlement?

  • June 12, 2013

Originating in India during British Colonial rule as a restricted privilege for some Government employees and practically non-existent elsewhere in the world, employee long service leave entitlements have nonetheless grown to become culturally ingrained in the Australian workforce.  Generally the entitlement is for two calendar months of paid leave on attaining 10 years of continuous…

Character Assassination in Family Law

  • January 31, 2013

According to popular opinion, the bubonic “black plague” which ravaged and ultimately killed between 30 and 60% of the European population in the late 1340’s was caused and spread by the rats living in those areas at that time. Scientific investigation however, shows that the disease was never in the rats but instead carried by…