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Posts: Tagged - Family Law

Grief and Separation

It’s no surprise to any of us that separation can cause a significant amount of heartache and disruption to our daily lives. Not only does it affect us emotionally, but it can also impact us both physically and socially. Even if you were the one to instigate the separation, you can still have [...]

Prenuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements are not binding unless the formal requirements under the Australian Family Law Act are met. It is highly recommended that you obtain legal advice from a lawyer who has sufficient experience and expertise to advise about Binding Financial Agreements if you are considering [...]

What happens to the Family Business in a Divorce?

On a percentage basis, Queensland has more family firms (than other types of businesses) in the Top 500 private firms as published by Business Review Weekly (BRW) than any other state. In the case of a family breakdown when a family business is involved, the division of assets can be [...]

Elder Law – sharing a home with family

It may seem like an obvious move to live with one of your children and their family, rather than taking the plunge and moving into a residential aged care home.  At first consideration, it seems that this would be a win-win scenario. It is easy to assume that living together will always be [...]

Fathers’ rights in a divorce

Fathers have rights, just as mothers have rights. In Australia the law does not look at whose fault it is that the relationship broke down. The court’s main concern is what is best for the children, and to ensure that they are protected from physical or psychological harm.  [...]

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