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  1. Tell me about maintenance

    23 July 2021 | Family Law

    At the end of a marriage or de facto relationship it is not uncommon for parties to consider whether they may be eligible to receive maintenance to support themselves. In this article we explain the obligation for a person to financially support their...

  2. 5 Tips For Finding the Right Family Lawyer

    5 May 2021 | Family Law

    Knowing where to go and what to look for in a family lawyer can be overwhelming, especially at such a difficult time in your life. Keep in mind that you will have to discuss some very personal issues including your children, your assets, and your financial circumstances, so finding a lawyer you feel...

  3. 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...

  4. Are there time limits on settling financial arrangements on separation?

    17 February 2020 | Family Law

    When your relationship breaks down, you may be able to resolve financial arrangements by agreement with your former partner. This might include the division of property and / or payment of spousal maintenance. Some parties, however, need help to reach...

  5. What happens to my property and spousal maintenance rights if my former partner dies?

    17 February 2020 | Family Law

    The death of a former partner may have unintended consequences in relation to the surviving partner’s right to property settlement, spousal maintenance and estate planning. Property settlement You cannot commence property settlement proceedings if...

  6. A tale of two financial agreements

    24 January 2020 | Family Law

    Since the High Court handed down its decision in Thorne v Kennedy [2017] HCA 49 in November 2017, solicitors have been eager to observe and understand the courts’ determination of financial agreement cases in its wake. In Thorne v Kennedy, two...

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