The colloquially referred to 'pre-nup' is properly known as a Financial Agreement under Australian law. Financial Agreements are available to all Australian couples, including de facto and same sex, to document arrangements in relation to their financial affairs and the division of assets in case you and your partner decide to go your separate ways at a later date.
Last week, our Insurance Law & Litigation team hosted a presentation by Professor Anton Peleg in relation to the role of infectious disease physicians, how the speciality interacts with other specialists and hospital departments and the range of infectious disease issues relevant to medico-legal practice.
Australia is on the doorstep of our Asian neighbours and should be optimistic about its future in international markets, seizing opportunities to utilise its resources and energy sectors. This was the message from the Hon Josh Frydenberg, Minister for Resources, Energy, and Northern Australia, to delegates at the annual TerraLex Asia Pacific meeting hosted by Australian law firm Lander & Rogers.
In a recent decision1 that could have far-reaching implications for determinations of future property settlements, the Full Court of the Family Court upheld a Federal Circuit Court judgment awarding a wife only 10% of an asset pool that largely comprised tattslotto winnings received by the husband in the first year after the couple started living together.
The issue of "Gay Marriage" has been a frequent topic of debate for several years now. With governments around the world legalising marriage for same-sex couples, it is only a matter of time before Australia follows suit, leaving many in the GLBTI community wondering how the inevitable introduction of gay marriage will change their legal rights. The answer is more complex than you might expect.
1 in 5 employees in Australia currently suffer from a mental health issue. This is the alarming statistic that set the scene for a panel session hosted by law firm Lander & Rogers in Sydney last week.
Australian law firm, Lander & Rogers, announced that it has been named Best Law Firm (revenue $50m - $200m) at The Financial Review Client Choice Awards 2016.