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Property settlement – not an accounting exercise

26 October 2018

In a recent case in the Federal Circuit Court, the Judge was critical of the husband who was trying to claim that certain contributions during the relationship should be precisely accounted for in the final property settlement. The court explained that, in accordance with the law, the proper approach was a more holistic approach, which [...]

What is ‘parental responsibility’?

26 October 2018

What is "parental responsibility"? The purpose of “parental responsibility” is to allow the child to achieve their full potential as a person by the involvement of both of the children’s parents in the child’s life. How do the parents fulfil that responsibility? Parents are expected to maintain the child until the child reaches 18. [...]

Can you oppose a divorce if there might be a reconciliation?

26 October 2018

From time to time one party to a marriage does not accept the relationship has ended. It was this scenario which occurred in a case before the court in Sydney, recently. The wife filed for divorce in December 2017. The husband opposed the divorce being granted on the basis that he wanted the parties to [...]

We’ve got an amicable agreement – what do we do now?

26 October 2018

Having been told by a client that an amicable agreement has been reached for a property settlement, we sometimes find that problems arise and the "agreement" is not what it seemed. So that you are ahead of the game, here are some (not all) of the common problems; There is a broad 'understanding' between the [...]