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Full and frank financial disclosure

29-November-2010 Family Law By admin

Handing over financial documents to an ex is hard The need for full and frank disclosure by the courts often makes divorcing couples nervous. A common question is "Why do I have to give all my financial documents up to my ex-partner?  I’ve been told...

When is a marriage not a marriage?

Family Law By admin

A surprise trip to the Philippines reveals a few surprises for a husband. A recent Family Court decision of 11 October 2010 considered the very technical and legal requirements of an legal application to declare a marriage null and void (MONTY &...

When is a contract binding?

Commercial Disputes,Property By admin

High Court asked to rule if a contract existed and was binding Masters versus Cameron [1954] HCA 72 is a classic legal case that is still the leading authority on whether there is a binding contract or not. Even though this law case is over 50...

What to do when a client appoints an Administrator

Commercial Disputes By admin

Don't panic if your debtor appoints an Administrator Have you ever been ‘surprised’ to receive a letter regarding one of your clients who owe you money advising that an Insolvency Practitioner has been appointed an Administrator of the company?...

Family Court threatens imprisonment

Family Law By admin

Family Court takes the Compliance of Orders seriously On January 10, 2006, following their divorce, Mr Rand + Mrs Rand were given specific orders by the Family Court pertaining to the settlement of their property.  On June 25th, 2007 Mr Rand was...

Family Court takes the compliance of orders seriously

Family Law By admin

On 10 January 2006, following their divorce, Mr Rand and Mrs Rand were given specific orders by the Family Court pertaining to the settlement of their property.  On 25 June 2007 Mr Rand was found guilty of Contempt of Orders and was to...

Family business fraud in marriage separation

Family Law,Fraud and Insolvency By admin

Attempt to reduce family business profit backfires Fraud may occur in any jurisdiction and unfortunately the area of Family Law is no exception. The situation A family company was controlled by one party in a marriage separation. The company...