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De Facto Relationships and Prenups

Prenuptial agreements, also known as ‘Binding Financial Agreements‘ in Australia, are a delicate and frequently misunderstood topic. Some people mistakenly believe that these types of Financial Agreements indicate that a relationship is in trouble, although this is rarely the case.

Divorce Property Settlement

Separation from a relationship can be a traumatic and stressful experience. When a
relationship ends, it’s never easy, and it’s common for people to feel adrift and unsure of what to do next. At the forefront of their mind, is often a divorce property settlement. Aside from the emotional toll, there are also financial and legal aspects to consider after separation. This all of course happens when you’re often not in a great emotional space to deal with them effectively. In this article, we give you some clarity on the path and options ahead, as well as debunk a few myths.

What You Need to Know About Parenting Plans

When a couple with a child or children divorces or ends their de facto relationship, challenges can develop as a result of the dissolution of the marriage or de facto relationship, with the most likely issue being what will happen to the children. Obviously, in family law disputes, it’s the most important consideration.

Pets and Family Law

Parenting arrangements and/or property settlements are at the forefront of most couples’ minds when they separate or divorce. But what happens to the family dog, cat, or other pets that were once a member of the household?

Superannuation and Family Law

In the past, obtaining information about a former spouse or partner’s superannuation assets in family court procedures required directly contacting the relevant super fund. This procedure also relied greatly on the former spouse or partner being honest and forthcoming about where their retirement funds were held. All of that is poised to change on April 1, 2022, when new laws go into effect allowing the ATO and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia to share more information about an individual’s superannuation assets (FCFCOA).

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