Divorce Loopholes and Fraudulent Bankruptcy

14 Jan

Divorce Loopholes and Fraudulent Bankruptcy

Calls for Divorce Loophole Crackdown: Criminals Skirting the Law The recent case involving Michael Williamson, disgraced former Health Services Union Boss, highlights how divorce and family law proceedings can be fraudulently utilised to avoid creditors.Under bankruptcy law, creditors are unable to claim against a person’s estate if that person has…

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01 Jan

Divorce Enduring Power of Attorney and Wills

Separated Not Divorced: How Your Ex Can End Up With Your Estate A breakdown of a relationship can be one of the hardest times in a person’s life. During this time, individuals often undergo immense changes to routine, living environments and lifestyle. In the midst of grieving, possibly moving to…

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17 Aug

Party Expenditure and Wastage

Parties Wastage Following Separation Usually during cases of divorce or separation proceedings which reach the Court, one party has made the other party’s life very difficult, often causing heated disputes and emotions. Although a party may have been difficult, lied, cheated or has caused the other significant pain, the other…

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02 Jul

Engagement Ring Property Rights

Who Keeps the Ring after Separation? One of the big questions couples have after a relationship breaks down is what happens to the engagement ring. The issue of which party has claim to this item can be contentious, with many different opinions based on tradition, morals and conventions. Where parties…

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02 May

Contesting A Deceased Estate

If you believe that a deceased friend or family member’s Will does not reflect their last wishes or are concerned with the circumstances and nature of an updated will, you may challenge the validity of the Will. This situation commonly arises where the deceased friend or family member may not…

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29 Apr

Who Gets Animals in Divorce Proceedings?

What Happens to Pets and Animals During Divorce Proceedings? As animals have become an integral part of modern relationships, it is important to understand what happens to your pets during the separation and divorce proceedings. Given that one or both parties may have special connections to their pets, the decision…

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31 Jan

Marriage Equality and Same-Sex Divorce in Australia

Since the implementation of the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, factors such as sex and gender no longer affect Australian marriage rights, with same-sex marriage now legal amongst all states and territories. These changes altered the existing Marriage Act 1961, redefining marriage to be ‘the union of…

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29 Nov

What is “Good Divorce Week”?

The promotion of “Good Divorce Week” is intended to bring attention to the importance of minimising conflict between couples following the unfortunate break down of the relationship. Common in these situations, both parties will be subject to a wide range of difficult emotions; inevitably though, both parties will suffer.  …

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26 Sep

Getting Divorced and Need Advice? Don’t Always Trust Who You Know

While we all want and need emotional support from those we are closest to when going through a marriage crisis and potential divorce, it’s not always wise to seek critical advice about what to do or how to handle the situation of getting divorced from the people we know. This…

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