Category - Property Settlements

The impact of Coronavirus on Family Law matters

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. Many families...

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Coronavirus, separation and divorce: What should I do?

Coronavirus has hit us at an alarming speed.  I personally didn’t expect this to happen so quickly because everything I was reading and seeing on the news was happening in China and Italy which is so far away from home.  Now as I sit in my home office and prepare this blog, and each time I watch the news, reality has...

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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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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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