Category - Financial Agreements

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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Podcast: How to Make Divorce Friendlier for You and Your Children

The impact of a nasty divorce on children and former spouses is well known. But what about a good divorce? What does a good divorce look like and how do you do it? For the first time, Australian researchers are looking into what it takes for couples with kids to separate well. In this latest episode of “Surviving Separation”...

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Radio 5AA: Why the Family Court is creaking under its workload

Australia’s Family Law Court is drowning under its workload. Such is the backlog that, in South Australia, our single Family Court judge and five of the six Federal Circuit Court judges are now listing trials for 2019 But why is it like this and what can people who are contemplating separation do to avoid this stress?...

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Time to ease the impact of divorce: TGB welcomes Family Law Act review

Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers welcomes the review of Australia’s family law system in the hope it will ease the pressure on families going through separation. The review, announced this morning by federal Attorney-General George Brandis, promises to focus on how the Family Law Act can better serve the changing needs and diversity...

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