Who Would Kobe Bryant’s Billions Go To If He Lived In Queensland Australia, And Died Without A Will?

05 Mar

Who Would Kobe Bryant’s Billions Go To If He Lived In Queensland Australia, And Died Without A Will?

If Kobe Bryant was an Australian, resided in Queensland, and died without a valid Will (“intestate”) the laws of Queensland would decide how his vast estate would be divided. Because he had a wife and children it would work like this; His spouse would receive the first $150,000 of his…

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26 Feb

Family Law Property Valuation Roulette

Property Valuation in Family Law Proceedings Commonly when two parties separate or divorce, the family home (also referred to as the matrimonial home) is typically the most valuable asset. As with most separations, one party moves out of the matrimonial home following the break down of the relationship, leaving questions…

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25 Feb

Divorce Application Options You Might Not Know About

What Happens If My Ex Won’t Sign the Divorce Papers? Divorce can be a very difficult time in both parties’ lives. Sometimes after the breakdown of a marriage, one party has difficulty in accepting this fact and may refuse to sign divorce papers. Other situations might involve a controlling ex-partner…

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30 Jan

Who Pays for Schooling and Extra Curricular Activities?

Who Is Responsible For Payment of School Fees and Extra-Curricular Activities Post Divorce? A major concern amongst parents who have children under their care is the payment and costs associated with extra-curricular activities. As sport, music, dance and other similar activities are popular with children of all ages, the costs…

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01 Nov

Binding Financial Agreements

Also referred to as “pre-nups”, binding financial agreements are created between parties of a relationship or marriage to legally protect and allocate assets if the event the marriage ceases. Whilst many people believe planning for divorce before the marriage begins is controversial, a binding financial agreement is prudent estate planning,…

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10 Apr

Retaining A Meaningful Relationship with Both Parents

Last year a Court dispute between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie resulted with the Superior Court of Los Angeles County imposing an order for the five children to spend more time with their father. When providing reasons for the judgment, the Court provided “it is critical that each child have…

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24 Aug

Do You Really Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

No one enters a marriage thinking it’s going to end in divorce one day, but unfortunately, marriages do break down and people go their separate ways. In fact, statistics show that around 30% of all Australian marriages culminate in divorce. Without going into a committed relationship with a negative mindset…

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18 May

How To Prepare For A Conciliation Conference?

What must I do before the Conciliation Conference? So that you and your former partner make the best possible use of the conference, you must exchange information with each other and provide information to the Court before the conference. In a case about financial issues, each party must have exchanged…

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19 Feb

Payment and Recovery of a Child Support Debt

Payment and Recovery of a Child Support Debt If an application has been lodged with the Child Support Agency, and for whatever reason, there is a debt outstanding on the assessment of child support by the agency, how is that debt recovered? An assessment for child support by the Child…

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09 Jun

Understanding why getting a top family lawyer is worth its weight in gold

I wanted to write to you in summary of the past 6 months, in the hope that it entertains and inspires other clients of yours. Please feel free to post this on your blog or social media channels. I am a 41-year-old male and proud father of one amazing little…

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