Foreign Divorces – are they legal in Australia?

In certain circumstances a divorce granted overseas, even of a marriage performed in Australia, can be recognised here. In this article our family lawyers will look at the factors that the Court will take into account before recognising a foreign divorce. Divorce in...
15 November, 2022

Subpoenas and family law court proceedings

Subpoenas play a very important role in discovering evidence and information in family law matters, especially when the other party is not complying with requests for information. There is a lot of work involved in applying for, filing, and serving a subpoena, which...
12 October, 2022

The duty of disclosure and family law property proceedings

The division of assets after a couple has separated can be finalised by way of financial agreement, consent orders or proceedings in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) requires parties to make genuine efforts to resolve...
12 July, 2022

Avoid nasty taxation surprises in family law settlements

There can be significant differences in the taxation consequences of certain family law related orders or settlements and deciding who keeps what. Unique opportunities in the family law environment can enable a couple to lawfully restructure their business and...
9 May, 2022