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Publication - 04 Dec 14

You and your former partner might have separated, but in the eyes of the law you still share rights and responsibilities for your children. For same-sex couples with children conceived through assisted reproduction technology, separating can raise particular issues around who is legally considered to be the parents of their child.  In... Read More

Publication - 19 Sep 14

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... Read More

Publication - 30 Jun 14

If your marriage or de facto relationship has broken down, understanding the implications of capital gains tax on property settlements is something that you will need to think about when you are negotiating your property settlement. In this article we take a look at common types of property division and... Read More

Publication - 30 Jul 13

Married couples can apply for a divorce in Australia if the marriage has broken down irretrievably. Couples must have been separated for at least 12 months and one of the parties: must regard Australia as their home and intend to live in Australia indefinitely; or be an Australian citizen by birth, descent... Read More

Publication - 24 Jul 13

In the eyes of the law, a de facto relationship has many of the characteristics of a marriage and a person may be ordered by a court to provide ongoing financial support, or “maintenance”, to his or her spouse regardless of whether the couple was married or lived together in... Read More