When a marriage or de facto relationship ends and a property settlement is required, the parties are required by the Family Law Rules to provide full and frank disclosure about their financial circumstances. This is referred to as your duty of disclosure. The duty to provide full and frank … Read more about What is duty of disclosure?
Separation does not always mean animosity and disagreement. Partners who are ending a marriage or de facto relationship can often come to an agreement about property settlement and sharing time with any children of the relationship. If agreement can be reached amicably and quickly this is the … Read more about Formalising agreement reached regarding property settlement and parenting arrangements
Following the breakdown of a de facto relationship or marriage, it may be necessary to determine how assets, liabilities and even superannuation entitlements are divided between the parties; in other words, how property settlement will be calculated. In some circumstance’s property settlement … Read more about How does the Family Court determine property settlement matters?
We often receive enquires from family law clients who assume they have to wait at least 12 months following separation, to commence their financial and property settlement. This is not the case. The “12 months” confusion relates to divorce, not property settlement The 12-month time frame is … Read more about You don’t need to wait 12 months for a family law property settlement
Whilst in the infant stages of a relationship a common question is often “What are we?”. Are we something as simple as boyfriend and girlfriend or friends hanging out together or are we actually in a de facto relationship? Relationships come is many different forms these days. There is no ‘one … Read more about Are we just dating or are we in a de facto relationship?
After separation from your marriage or de-facto relationship, there are a number of priorities you need to consider to protect your interests as you move through the family law process. In today’s blog, we look at what we consider to be the top 10. Whilst your mental wellbeing is a priority, it … Read more about Top 10 things to consider after separating from your partner
It is very important to keep your Will up to date to reflect changes in your personal and family circumstances, particularly in the event of separation from your partner, marriage or divorce. This article relates to Wills in Western Australia. The effect of separation, marriage or divorce on the … Read more about Your Will and the effect of separation, divorce and marriage
There is a common misconception that your first appointment with a family lawyer means you are locked in and preparing to head to the Family Court. This is not the case. Your first meeting with a family lawyer is the best way to learn your rights, obligations and entitlements under the Family Law … Read more about Your first appointment with a family lawyer