Category - Property Settlements
It may come as a surprise to some that getting divorced in Australia is a relatively simple process. However, contrary to how it can be portrayed in popular culture, getting a divorce is not something that can be done immediately upon separation.
The divorce itself, defined as “the dissolution of the marriage between two...
Separating from your partner or spouse can be a very difficult time. Often, when you are finally ready to see a lawyer, time may have passed since your separation or divorce.
Most people tend to assume that assets that they accumulate or that increase in value after separation or divorce should not be able to be claimed by their...
Have you separated?
Do you or your ex have property overseas?
Are you wondering how it would be dealt with in your property settlement?
If you answered yes to all the above, you should be reassured to know that Australian Courts have jurisdiction to make orders which require an individual to deal with overseas property in a...
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.
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...