Separation and divorce - Splitting assets and spousal maintenance11 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...
Vaccinate or litigate? The role of family law when parents can’t agree13 October 2021 | Family Law
With attention now turning to whether and when children should be vaccinated against COVID-19, a recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia provides a timely reminder that where parents are unable to agree about vaccination, the court will...
Now you can see it – Improved visibility of superannuation in family law property settlement proceedings29 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...
International child abduction – COVID-19 is not a ‘shield’ to avoid return15 September 2021 | Family Law
A recent decision of the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia sends a clear message to parents that they cannot use the risks associated with COVID-19 as a shield to justify wrongfully retaining a child outside their usual place of residence. In...
Tell me about maintenance23 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...
Co-parenting after separation – achieving better outcomes for the children30 June 2021 | Family Law
If you have separated or are thinking about separating from your partner, it is easy to lose sight of what is important and get distracted by the many issues you will be facing, particularly when it comes to parenting. BN’s Melanie Rubin and Bryan Do provide some guidance about things you can do...