As we are coming up to the Christmas and festive break it is important to perhaps remember that in family law, there are a few time limits that are important for parties to be aware of and not to lose sight… Read more Important time limits
We are asked this question often – thankfully it does not usually come from our clients but from other prospective new clients who have been upset at outcomes in the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court. Whether it relates to a… Read more Should I Appeal?
There are many reasons why a couple should come to a property settlement arrangement sooner rather than later after they separate. One of the more compelling reasons was highlighted in a recent Full Court decision where the parties had been married… Read more Don’t delay Property Settlement after Separation
I recently penned an article about a Full Court decision which provided an example of the interaction between Child Support (in that case private school fees) and its impact on a property settlement adjustment Order. Besides the obvious reasons as to… Read more Child Support and Property Settlement – Be Smart
In a recent Full Court decision of Trang Kingsley (6 July 2017) the Family Court delivered a stark reminder about its wider powers to deal with who failed to provide in full and frank disclosure of their financial affairs in property… Read more Consequences of Non-Disclosure in Family Law Property Settlement Proceedings
….The Dangers of Double Dipping… A recent Judgement by the Full Court in Rodgers & Rodgers highlighted a problem with a common misunderstanding about the calculations of future maintainable earnings and how this should be treated when assessing a husband or… Read more Understanding Future Maintainable Earnings and the Assessment of the Future Income Capacity of a Spouse
There are many issues where tax impacts upon a family law property settlement. In my experience, the following three are some of the most important and/or overlooked problems that arise when parties are looking at finalising their property settlement:- 1. Tax… Read more Three Important Things You Need to Know about Tax and Family Law Property Settlements