Category: Family Law

Untying the knot – Divorce vs Annulment – What makes a valid marriage and how to end it

5-September-2019 Family Law By admin

Confusion abounds about the difference between obtaining a divorce and obtaining an annulment of marriage. The two are very different things legally; and different again from a religious annulment of marriage. Streeterlaw’s Accredited Specialist Family...

Have you brought property into a relationship? Be aware that you may be required to share an increase in the property value with your partner!

29-August-2019 Family Law By admin

In the case of Jabour & Jabour [2019] FamCAFC78, the parties were married in 1991 and separated (on a final basis) in May 2015, making it a 24-year marriage. Before entering into the relationship, the husband had an interest in three blocks of land...

Should I stay or should they go? The battle for sole occupation of the family home

5-August-2019 Family Law By admin

Simone Green, Family Lawyer and Accredited Specialist regularly assists her clients in dealing with this common and often hotly contested issue of who should move out of the jointly owned home. This is especially emotive when children are involved,...

For better or for worse OR until hardship strikes and the pre-nup fails – How to get it right.

12-July-2019 Family Law By admin

Pre-nups are made in the good times, generally to file and forget, with a shared optimism for the future. The danger is, no-one can predict the future with 100% accuracy. Things happen; markets rise and fall, people lose jobs, get sick, have children or...

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Parental Alienation in Family Law

9-July-2019 Family Law By admin

Rejection of a once loved parent by a child following separation is devastating for both the rejected parent and child alike. In the most extreme cases, where the Family Courts determine the ‘favoured parent’ is responsible directly or indirectly for...

Secret recordings – evidence or criminal offence?

5-July-2019 Family Law By admin

These days, just about everyone has a smart phone and therefore, instant access to record events as they unfold. As tempting as it may be to hit record to gain that evidence that will finally prove that ex-partner behaving badly; think again- you may...

The one question you need to ask before buying property with a partner

13-June-2019 Family Law By admin

One big question that needs to be asked before buying a property with another person is how you’ll be recorded on the title. There are two different types of ownership and both have different effects on your rights and entitlement. The two different...

Why a financial agreement might become void without you knowing

11-June-2019 Family Law By admin

Both married and de facto couples can contract out of going to Court if their relationship breaks down by way of a private legal deed. These Agreements are sometimes referred to as Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Financial Agreements, or Binding Financial...

What is Arbitration?

7-June-2019 Family Law By Ayuni Dewi

Arbitration is an alternative to going to Court if you require the fast resolution of a family law financial dispute which is also legally binding and enforceable. A private arbitrator, (generally a specially trained, solicitor, barrister or retired...

What does a divorce lawyer / family lawyer do?

Family Law By Ayuni Dewi

Family lawyers, commonly referred to as divorce lawyers, assist people in the process of family separation and/or divorce, financial, spouse maintenance, child support and parenting disputes both at Court and out of Court; but being an excellent family...