Category - Separation and Divorce
The engagement ring is often one of a couple’s most cherished items, but what happens to it at separation?
This is a conundrum faced by an increasing number of people as it becomes more and more common for couples to live together before they walk down the aisle.
There are cases dating back to 1926 in which Australian...
There is a different kind of STD going around, perhaps not the type of STD you are thinking of, however it can be caught in a similar manner to the common dose of chlamydia.
So, what is this common plague that can potentially affect us if we do not take all measures to protect ourselves from catching it? Sexually Transmitted...
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...
Relocating children after separation or divorce is a challenge with both legal and personal considerations, writes family lawyer Deanna Gatto.
There are many reasons why you may want relocate after a separation – for example you may wish to return to family to gain their support, or find better employment prospects. If there...
Every family lawyer in Australia, and probably the world, would most likely agree that this is one of our most frequently asked questions, but the answer is not a simple one.
The most recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (“ABS”) indicates that in 2021, the crude divorce rate was 2.2 divorces per 1,000...
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...
Your guide to your first appointment with a family lawyer
In times of uncertainty, information is reassuring and empowering. And so, we give you this, your guide to a first appointment with a family lawyer. We offer this to help you manage one of the early steps of life after separation.
Take that first step!
So, the first...
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.
What does the merger between the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court mean for family law in Australia? TGB lawyer Wendy Barry explains.