Ever since the Family Law Act allowing for no-fault divorce was introduced in 1975, the Australian divorce rate has been reduced by over half. But unfortunately, there is still an average of 2 divorces per 1000 people in Australia per annum.
During the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Commission heard from thousands of victims who described the abuse they suffered as children in in various Australian Institutions.
Divorce and property settlement are two completely separate matters of Family Law, but many couples frequently confuse the two. A property settlement is needed because a divorce doesn’t sever the financial part of a relationship. So, what are the differences between getting divorced and a property settlement?
One of the most important legal steps after the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship is for both parties to come to a property settlement. This can either be negotiated and agreed to between the parties or be made by application to the court. In this post we look at:
Child sexual abuse has a significant impact on all survivors. Today, we look at the specific impact on male survivors and the support that is available for them, including:
Australia’s No. 1 Family Law Myth – Partners Automatically Get Half the Property on Separation or Divorce
The worst thing about separation and divorce is that your former partner will get half of everything, no matter what, right? Well, no. In Australia there is no right for either spouse to get half of the property or marital assets from the marriage. In this article, we dissect this ‘equal division’ or’50/50’ separation myth and explain the actual rules for property settlement in Australia.
Separation is hard on everyone involved in the relationship, including the couple, friends and family. But the people who suffer the most are often the children. When their parents separate, children will feel a range of emotions, from anger and hurt, to depression and grief. The way they react will depend on their age and the degree of animosity between the parents. And while it’s important you nurture these emotions, it’s also imperative that you try to keep life as simple as possible.
Sadly, a significant number of adult survivors of child sexual abuse were abused in educational institutions. In this blog post we look at:
After the breakdown of a marriage, there are a range of separate legal processes that need to be worked through:
In the 2014 Wes Anderson film ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, the protagonist Gustave H is left a valuable renaissance painting in a codicil to the Will of a wealthy dowager. Much of the plot revolves around a dispute of the Will by the dowager’s family who accuse Gustave of murdering her. But you don’t live in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka. So, what options do you have for disputing a Will under the law in Sydney and New South Wales more generally? Here we examine Will and Estate disputes, including: