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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25 Jul

Parental Alienation- The Increasing Threat to Family

As modern family structures have become increasing complex in today’s society, so too has the threat of parental alienation. Parental alienation occurs when one parent influences the child against the other parent. This usually happens when the both parties are seeing the children on a regular basis but are separated…

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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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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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13 Oct

Oh no. He’s having an affair!

What should I do? What happens if a separation does occur. A separation has three elements; Either party or both intend to end the relationship; Either party indicates that intention to the other party and; One of the parties or both parties act upon that intention to end the relationship…

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11 Oct

Disgruntled Husband

“Why should I support my wife/partner after we separate when I actually supported her and provided all our assets throughout our entire relationship.” Unfortunately, you may have a continuing financial obligation to your former partner. The Family Law legislation provides the basis for a Court determining the financial relationship of…

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08 Oct

Separating Parent Dealing With Their Young Child

The difficulties facing our client. We are dealing with a matter where the parents have separated and are having difficulties with their child who is 2 years of age.  Alex (not his real name) is two years of age.  He has a strong bonding relationship with his mother who has…

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26 Sep

Considering Separation? Read this first.

Are you considering separation? A separation in your family. What does it mean for you? Have you clearly thought it through? This could be one of the most traumatic experiences a family will face. Separation can be devastating for everyone involved. How well you handle a separation will impact on…

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