Property Settlements and Separation

Property Settlements and Separation

Reading Time: 2 minutes After separation, parties will usually need to arrange a division of their property. Depending on the circumstances, parties may either:   – agree how property should be divided without the involvement of the Courts;   – apply to...
Gifts and Loans in Family Law Matters

Gifts and Loans in Family Law Matters

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are contemplating loaning money to friends or family members in a relationship, you should be aware that you might not get full repayment of your loan if those friends or family members separate from their spouses or partners. When...
Binding Child Support Agreements

Binding Child Support Agreements

Reading Time: 2 minutes Binding Child Support Agreements allow separating parents to make binding financial agreements about child support. Creating a Binding Child Support Agreement allows parents to choose how child support will be paid without the need for...
Preventing Your Child from Being Taken Overseas

Preventing Your Child from Being Taken Overseas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Having access to one’s child and ensuring their wellbeing remains a top priority for many parents after a divorce or separation. If you are concerned about an ex-partner seeking to take your child outside Australia without your consent, there...
Property Settlement Orders in Family Law

Property Settlement Orders in Family Law

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you have separated from your spouse or de facto partner, you may apply to the Federal Circuit Court or the Family Court for a property settlement order under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).  Family law in Australia recognises that in addition...
Family Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Family Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Reading Time: 2 minutesMediation and dispute resolution in general refer to the processes or services that assist parties in dispute resolve their dispute without needing to go to court.  In the context of family law, dispute resolution is aimed at...