Category - Financial Agreements

How I Survived Divorce: A Family Lawyer's Own Experience

Going through a separation and divorce is a very difficult time.  I can say this as I have experienced it first hand. You might think I had the “upper hand” throughout my separation and divorce because I am a family lawyer myself. Well, I can say that was not the case at all. Lawyers need lawyers for their own divorce too. Lawyers...

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Should I get a pre-nup? Maybe...

In Western Australia if you have been in a committed relationship for two years or more there is a possibility (but no more) that your partner may take you to the Family Court of Western Australia and ask that Court to make an order about property that you or they or both of you own. If you live together the chances are...

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What to do when divorce rips the rug out from under you...

For many separating couples the writing was on the wall for some time and a final separation does not come as a complete surprise to either person. Whether it was a gradual process over many months or years or a particular event that led to the separation both parties often agree that separation was inevitable. However...

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Is atypical the new typical for families?

Do you remember the car ads that were prevalent in the 90’s showing mum, dad and the 2.5 children? The typical Australian family. But is that still a representative of the Australian family? In Australia 1 in 3 Marriages end in Divorce and the average marriage length is just over 12 years. With the average age to get married...

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Divorce Guilt is a real thing - stop being so hard on yourself

Guilt is an often-overlooked emotion when it comes to divorce, but the damage it wreaks on your mental health, your property settlement, how you parent and your ability move forward can be profound. In this blog Jane Miller, TGB partner and accredited family law specialist, shares her own very personal story of Divorce Guilt...

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Podcast: Dollars and sense - make sure you understand the family finances before separation

Money is a common battleground in separation, but it’s not always a fair fight. Do you know everything about the shared finances between you and your former partner? Were you in charge of the banking? Or did you blindly trust your ex to pay the bills and make the investments? Do you know where all the money is and where...

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InDaily: Australia's family law crisis reaches tipping point

Australia’s Family Court system is in crisis but a new review offers some hope that we can at least take a step towards a better approach, argues TGB partner and accredited family law specialist Jane Miller in a special guest column for InDaily. Read the full column here. 

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What is the legal impact of marriage equality for same-sex couples?

Marriage isn’t only about love – there is a big legal aspect to it as well. TGB partner Rosemary Caruso explains the everyday impact of same-sex marriage for couples. On December 7 2017 the Federal Government finally legalised same-sex marriage and the legislation commenced the following day. Now that marriage equality...

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Marriage equality is here. Are same-sex couples already married overseas recognised?

December 7, 2017, will be forever marked in Australian history as the date which the Australian Government finally passed legislation to legalise same sex marriage. Just a day later the same -ex marriage bill was made law. For many the date is evokes feelings of joy and elation and reward for tireless efforts of many to campaign...

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WA domestic violence victims receive greater protections through changes to restraining orders

For families living in fear of domestic violence, changes to the law around restraining orders in WA offer greater protections, writes Tindall Gask Bentley lawyer Kate Major. The statistics tell an ugly, shameful truth about domestic and family violence in Australia. 1 in 5 Australian women, and 1 in 22 men, have experienced...

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