Bankruptcy and family law proceedings

Dividing property after partners separate is generally stressful, with each party concerned about his or her financial future. The bankruptcy of one party adds a further dimension of complexity to a family law property settlement. Even partners whose relationship is...
23 March, 2021

How binding is a Binding Financial Agreement?

A financial agreement is a contract that deals with the division of a couple’s assets after they separate, or in the event that they separate in the future. They may be made before or during a marriage or de-facto relationship, or after it breaks down. Financial...
23 February, 2021

What happens when parenting orders are ignored?

Separating parents should arrange for the future care, welfare and development of their children. These arrangements may be formalised in parenting orders which are endorsed by the Court. Where the parties are unable to agree, the Court can impose orders. In all...
18 January, 2021

Children’s care arrangements following separation

Following a separation parents do not have to go to court about the care arrangements for their children. As a matter of principle, we encourage our clients to reach an agreement if possible, without the need to resort to the Family Law courts. One advantage in...
9 October, 2020

Protecting business interests in family law proceedings

Family law issues can be disruptive to a business entity, with the potential to adversely affect its activities, cashflow, and financial viability. Problems can stem from a relationship breakdown between domestic co-owners, or the divorce or separation of a...
28 July, 2020