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  1. Separation and divorce - Splitting assets and spousal maintenance

    11 May 2022 | Family Law

    When it comes to sorting out how you would like to divide your assets and support yourself following the breakdown of your relationship, remember there is a distinction between property settlement orders and spousal maintenance orders. Notwithstanding your intentions, your ultimate obligations under...

  2. Clayton v Bant – An Update

    3 December 2020 | Family Law

    On 2 December 2020, the High Court of Australia (the High Court) delivered its judgment in the matter of Clayton v Bant.1 The High Court’s decision discusses the complexities that can arise in cross-jurisdictional family law matters. It also serves...

  3. Making difficult relationship decisions during COVID-19

    15 September 2020 | Family Law

    Whether you have already separated, are contemplating separation, or are concerned that your significant other may be contemplating separation, we know that the current COVID-19 restrictions are complicating relationship problems for many people like...

  4. If you think your ex-spouse is a louse, think twice before telling your friends on Facebook…

    19 July 2019 | Family Law

    The law on defamation arising from posts on social media platforms such as Facebook continues to expand as the law catches up with how society is using social media. The takeaway for litigants in family law is not to post anything on social media about an...

  5. ‘Calvin’ up the inheritance

    12 October 2017 | Family Law

    In Calvin & McTier[1] the Full Court of the Family Court of Western Australia grappled with one central question: Should a significant inheritance received by one party long after the breakdown of the relationship be included in the property pool for...

  6. Dr Seuss on Separation & ADR

    14 September 2017 | Family Law

    So you have separated. Now, regarding all the matters arising out of your separation, do you: Negotiate? Mediate? Collaborate? Arbitrate? Conciliate? Or Litigate? Sounds rather like something out of Dr Seuss, doesn’t it? Separation after marriage or...

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