While divorce is something that none of us wants to think about, given that approximately 1 in every 3 Australian marriages ends in divorce, it is likely that many of us will experience a divorce in our lifetime. Even in 2015,… Read more Myths and Facts Are You Entitled to More Than You Think
Sometimes our work as Family Lawyers is misunderstood and some clients want us to advise them about what assets they should take and how they should use those assets after they have separated. As Family Lawyers, working in the area of… Read more Financial Planning in Family Law
When it comes to separating and financial settlement, your first step should be to get some preliminary advice and guidance from an Accredited Family Law Specialist, they will be able to answer many of your questions and concerns and worries during… Read more What’s My First Step If I Separate?
As a Family Lawyer who has practised 25 years, I have acted for all types of people. Thankfully, within states around Australia, but most importantly on a Federal level, we now have laws that do not discriminate against the rights of… Read more Same Sex Marriage Time to End Discrimination
A lack of knowledge in relation to forensic, commercial and revenue consequences concerning divorces and settlements involving family businesses are costing separating couples dearly, according to a leading family law specialist. Hartley Healy Family Law Specialists Director Brett Hartley said the… Read more KNOWLEDGE GAP COSTS DIVORCEES DEARLY
Brisbane divorce lawyer Brett Hartley was recently interviewed for Brisbane Legal regarding the increase in popularity of mediation in Family Law. THE popularity of mediation and out-of-court settlements for family law cases has surged over the last five years, according to… Read more Brisbane Clients Increasingly Favour Mediation for Family Law
What are the most common mistakes you see made with regard to property settlements in family law cases? The most common mistakes I encounter include the following:- Poorly drafted and shoddy property settlement agreements – done quickly and cheaply without… Read more Property Industry Questions
COST, time and a desire for ‘better’ outcomes are driving Brisbane families away from the legal process and towards mediation and out-of-court settlements, according to a specialist family lawyer. Hartley Healy Family Law Specialists Director Brett Hartley said Brisbane had seen… Read more OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENTS GROW AS BRISBANE PEOPLE GO FOR FASTER, ‘BETTER’ FAMILY LAW OUTCOMES
In which country should I commence proceedings for children and property matters? In today’s times, we are seeing a large number of cases where families have been transient and lived in various different countries throughout their relationship. Children may have been… Read more In which country should I commence proceedings for children and property matters
Often, after a separation, couples who once regularly agreed and went on overseas holidays together with their children are suddenly embroiled in disputes about whether their children should go overseas on holiday or not. Unfortunately, when trust detiorates totally, each parent… Read more Can I Take My Child Overseas For a Holiday?