Family & Relationship Law eBulletin - 16 December 2014

Court proceedings resulting from a relationship breakdown can be emotionally challenging - litigation is a big step which should not be taken lightly. In this article we look at what you can expect from the Family Court process.  Read more...

Family & Relationship Law eBulletin - 16 December 2014

If you are separating from or divorcing your partner, you will need to work out how you divide your property and financial assets. Where you and your partner do not agree about how your assets will be divided, the law requires you to make a genuine effort to resolve your dispute through alternative dispute resolution channels before issuing court proceedings.  Read more...

Family & Relationship Law eBulletin - 16 December 2014

In any de facto relationship or marriage, the boundary between "what's mine" and "what's ours" is not always clear cut in the eyes of the law. In this article, we discuss asset planning and look at how a Financial Agreement can be a valuable asset planning tool for those wishing to protect their wealth and/or ensure that their families are taken care of, both during their lifetime and in the event of their death.  Read more...

Family & Relationship Law eBulletin - 16 December 2014

A number of recent tragic incidences of family violence have led to increased media reporting and political attention about family violence and family violence intervention orders. In this article, we look at what constitutes family violence and what can you do if this affects you and/or your family.  Read more...

Family & Relationship Law update - 4 December 2014

In this update, we look at why same-sex couples who separate need to ensure that they are both legally the parents of their child, and briefly outline the Family Court's approach to parenting arrangements when separating parents cannot agree a way forward.  Read more...

Family & Relationship Law update - 21 November 2014

Business interests, trusts and partnerships are often left exposed when the personal circumstances of the people involved in these entities change, for example through separation, divorce or even death. In this article, we look at asset planning and how you can use a financial agreement to protect your business interests, trusts or partnership.  Read more...

Family & Relationship Law eBulletin - 19 September 2014

A subpoena is a legal document issued by a court at the request of someone who is a party to a case. It compels the person receiving it to produce documents or give evidence at a hearing or trial. In this article, we look at what to do if you receive a subpoena when you are involved in family law proceedings.  Read more...

Family & Relationship Law update - 12 September 2014

The recent media coverage of baby Gammy's case has reignited popular debate about the legalisation of commercial surrogacy and the risks associated with the inconsistent and complex commercial surrogacy laws in Australia and abroad.  Read more...

Family & Relationship Law eBulletin - 4 August 2014

The Australian Taxation Office recently issued a ruling confirming that cash payments or transfers of property from private companies to individuals as part of a property settlement for separating couples, are likely to be treated as dividends from those companies.  Read more...

Family & Relationship Law eBulletin - 1 July 2014

The breakdown of a relationship is a significant life stressor, and may contribute to or trigger anxiety, depression, and other health issues. Resolving underlying legal concerns regarding relationships with their children, financial security, or issues such as family violence, may assist in treating patients. This article provides an overview of the legal services available to your patients to help them work through issues arising from their relationship breakdown.  Read more...

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