Mondaq Australia: Family and Matrimonial
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The safest course of action is to review and update your Will as soon as possible after the ending of any relationship.
HHG Legal Group
Before any children, subject to proceedings, travel outside Australia, they must have written consent or a Court Order. .
HHG Legal Group
Circumstances surrounding the entry into pre-nuptial agreements are considered when assessing their validity.
HHG Legal Group
If you cannot agree to care arrangements for your children this Christmas, seek legal advice urgently. .
HHG Legal Group
New legislation provides for new types of restraining orders including the FVRO and the Conduct Agreement. .
Kott Gunning
If the promise of family property has been broken, you may be able to enforce it through a proprietary estoppel claim.
Swaab Attorneys
This recent High Court judgment appears to broaden the circumstances in which a Financial Agreement can be set aside.
Kott Gunning
The paramount consideration in parenting matters, including a change of residence, is the best interests of the child.
Kott Gunning
This WA decision confirmed that a criminal wrongdoer cannot benefit indirectly as a result of the crime they committed.
Stacks Law Firm
Suspicions regarding paternity must be reasonably held for the court even to consider ordering a DNA test.
Stacks Law Firm
Consider personal guarantees when succession planning and transferring a family business from one generation to the next.
Withers LLP
Perhaps not shock waves but certainly ripples have passed over the Family law legal community in Australia with the judgment handed down by the High Court in Thorne v Kennedy on November 8.
Cooper Grace Ward
Advising clients about property settlement is complicated due to seemingly contradicting High Court decisions.
Cooper Grace Ward
In Australia, marrying or living together does not automatically entitle one partner to a share of the other's assets.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
Revenge porn, when one person shares intimate material without the other's consent, is already in family law overseas.
Broadley Rees Hogan Lawyers
This case highlighted perils such as elder abuse, which could arise with informal transactions between family members.
Kott Gunning
Red FM dedicates time each week to discuss topics that FIFO workers are interested in hearing about, like family law.
Madgwicks
Important changes to intestacy laws in Victoria came into effect from 1 November 2017. .
Cooper Grace Ward
If same-sex marriage is legalised, it will not create any additional rights for same-sex couples in a family law sphere.
Stacks Law Firm
Full Court of the Family Court decides whether a husband could claim a share in his ex-wifes lottery win.
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Surry Partners
Parents should document any funding arrangement of a family property purchase, to avoid the risk of a costly dispute.
Kemp Strang Lawyers
This case should provide comfort to parents or other parties who consider assisting individuals to purchase a property.
Cooper Grace Ward
These agreements were voidable due to an inequality of bargaining power and a lack of fair or reasonable alternatives.
Carroll & O'Dea
This article focuses on some information provision issues addressed in the new ethical guidelines on the use of ART.
Cooper Grace Ward
Estate planning practices could have significant consequences for resource compensation and conduct agreements (CCAs).
Kott Gunning
The husband's application for divorce was ultimately dismissed, as the parties' 25 year long marriage was ruled invalid.
Stacks Law Firm
You might want to help your children or grandchildren now, rather than leaving them your assets later, in your will.
Stacks Law Firm
Full Court of the Family Court decides whether a husband could claim a share in his ex-wifes lottery win.
Stacks Law Firm
A BCSA is a binding agreement that can only be changed or set aside by a court if exceptional circumstances have arisen.
Carroll & O'Dea
A family provision claim is where a party applies to the court for a portion or a larger portion of a deceased's estate.
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