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Carroll & O'Dea
We could see an increase in applications for divorce in Australia as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cooper Grace Ward
Accessing joint funds without the other party's consent is a certain way to cause more strain on a strained relationship.
Kells
What has the COVID-19 pandemic done for the litigants in the midst of property settlement negotiations?
Swaab
This is a list of things to think about before you leave the family home, which may make the separation less stressful.
Kells
Given the drop in share and property values, it may be preferable to delay the resolution of your property settlement.
Cooper Grace Ward
It is best to ensure that family property assets are preserved, rather than to try to recover them after they have gone.
Cooper Grace Ward
Whilst the normal rule is that gifts to a couple are taken to be a contribution by the related spouse only, this case differed.
Mellor Olsson Lawyers
For parties who have separated or are going through a separation, these are six tips for getting through this period.
Canada
McKercher LLP
The Divorce Act of 1985 is getting its first substantial update since coming into force.
Siskinds LLP
In May 2018 Bill C-78 Act to Amend the Divorce Act as well as the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and make consequential amendments to another Act was introduced to Parliament.
Torkin Manes LLP
A global recession, soaring unemployment rates and an uncertain timeline for recovery are among the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the family law world, the ramifications are obvious.
Siskinds LLP
It's been a long month of social distancing. I mean – wow – this is the most time I have spent with my spouse since … ever! I can appreciate why many couples who were already struggling with...
Torkin Manes LLP
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced couples and families into close quarters, disrupting routines and, in the case of some separated spouses, custody arrangements.
Crowe MacKay LLP
Divorce and separation can be a very difficult time for all parties involved, especially in the beginning.
MacDonald & Associates
As a couple's relationship grows and evolves over time, the parties come to share a lot: from raising and tending to their children and pets, to owning property and running a business together.
France
Expatriate Law
Se séparer de son conjoint quand on vit à l'étranger peut être une proposition intimidante. Pour les expatriés français vivant a londrès, devoir naviguer un système juridique différent dans une...
Hong Kong
Gall
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hong Kong Courts were closed for several months and thousands of court hearings were adjourned during this General Adjourned Period ("GAP").
Gall
While there are similarities as to many aspects of private children law in Hong Kong and the approach in England and Wales, and some of the law in England and Wales may be applied as to,,,
Withers LLP
As if 2019 had not been tough enough for the Hong Kong economy, now Hong Kongers are challenged once again, this time by the effects of the COVID-19 virus. With its proximity to China,...
Withers LLP
The COVID-19 virus has thrown up many challenges for those living and working in Hong Kong this year. Not least of these is the closure of the schools, which are set to be closed until April, only...
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