Category - Financial Agreements
The family Law Act provides that you can contract out of its provisions by entering into a binding financial agreement which is often referred to as a prenup. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement you should certainly seek legal advice as to whether it suits your circumstances.
You're separated but not divorced … do you know that your ex may still receive your assets upon your death?
For separated families the additional stress and uncertainty brought about by COVID-19 has added an unwanted layer of complexity to resolving care arrangements and finalising property settlements. Now more than ever is the time to seek specialised family law advice to cut through complexity created by COVID-19.
Either you're in the driver's seat effecting the separation or you've been blindsided by the fact your relationship is over. Breaking up is hard to do...
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.
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
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.
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?
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...