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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. Now you can see it – Improved visibility of superannuation in family law property settlement proceedings

    29 September 2021 | Family Law

    If you are involved in property settlement proceedings in either the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia or the Family Court of Western Australia, you will soon be able to apply for better information regarding your former partner’s...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

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