Tag Archive: property settlement

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…

Who keeps the engagement ring in a property settlement?

  • May 25, 2012

When asked for advice from a young women set to break off an engagement about any obligation to return the engagement ring, Hollywood socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor once famously said “of course you should return the ring darling – but make sure you keep za stone!” Questions about inclusion or exclusion of jewellery in the…

Time Wounds All Heals

  • March 29, 2012

It is generally accepted that the grieving cycle of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance is the common emotional experience which follows the breakdown of a relationship. Whilst for some, the grieving has been done “on the inside” for many years before informing the other partner about ending the relationship, for others,  this news can…