Spouse maintenance is money paid regularly by one spouse or de facto partner to a separated spouse or de facto partner.
If you want to apply for a divorce in Australia either you or your spouse need to have some connection with Australia.
Standard contracts for NSW retirement villages will be mandatory for contracts entered into on or after 1 October 2013.
The three most important thing are see a family lawyer, look after yourself and keep communication with your ex friendly.
Powers of Attorney are used to appoint a trusted individual to make important financial decisions when you cannot.
The QLD government had planned to drastically limit Queenslanders' access to surrogacy to have children.
Anyone over the age of 18 can make a Will provided they have capacity - this article outlines requirements for capacity.
Testators should take steps now to ensure their online presence will be appropriately managed and protected after death.
You are the chief beneficiary of a will. Trouble is, you killed the person who wrote the will. Can you still get the money?
Family Law litigation can be very expensive, labour intensive work and very challenging when clients change solicitors.
Determining contributions from each party is one step to dividing the assets from a marriage or a de facto relationship.
State and Federal Governments are streamlining legislation to address family violence and to prioritise child safety..
You should have your Will amended, or redrafted, when you experience a major change or a significant event in your life.
This Plain English Guide to making a will looks at general issues but remember to consult a lawyer for other questions.
Recognised de facto relationships - including same-sex couples - are treated the same as married couples in the courts.
Family Violence now has a more succinct definition and the legislation goes further, with examples of domestic violence.
One of the few ways for couples to deal with their assets on separation is to enter into a Binding Financial Agreement.
Anybody who stores their work on computer should make sure somebody else can access it, or delete it, when they die.
Courts analyse the conduct and motives of claimants to an estate when considering allegations of delusions or paranoia.
A written document will allow a person to influence any of their future medical decisions if unable to communicate.