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Our areas of expertise include:
- divorce and separation;
- arrangements for children;
- de facto partnerships;
- property and estates;
- domestic violence issues;
- spouse maintenance;
- prenuptial agreements;
- any other family law issues.
Emerald Magistrates Court:
Thorne v Kennedy – Prenuptial Agreements: Bad Contracts and Poor Behaviour
Prenuptial Agreements Prenuptial Agreements are a form of a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA) covered under section 90B in the Family Law Act. A ‘prenup’ is commonly used by parties wanting to enter into a formal agreement prior to marriage regarding financial arrangements, should separation occur in the future. A prenuptial agreement is a formal document…
Final Parenting Orders – The Rule in Rice v Asplund (1979)
What are final Parenting Orders? Final Parenting Orders are Family Law Orders that detail the parenting arrangements for a child or children, which remain in force until the child turns 18. Final Orders can be made by a judge after hearing evidence and submissions by the parties, or by consent if all parties are in…
Sole ‘Custody’ of Children in Australia
What is Parental Responsibility? ‘Parental responsibility’ is presumed to be held equally by both parents of children born to, or legally adopted into, a relationship under section 61C of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) [the ‘Act’]. This means under the Act, each parent of children under 18 years of age has equal parental responsibility for…
Prepare for Divorce – 5 Matters to Consider
Why Prepare for Separation? A failure to prepare for separation and divorce – the dissolution of a relationship – will often cause greatly increased costs to both parties, higher levels of mental stress and worry, time inconvenience, and possibly a large increase in personal conflict and emotional distress. Many couples who have enjoyed a long-term…