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We often see cases where the non or lesser earning spouse wants their cake and eat it too (almost makes sense). Spousal maintenance and the factors to be considered under s75(2) or s90SF(3) is a periodic amount paid to a person in need of maintenance...

No fault divorce has been “a thing” since the introduction of the Family Law Act in 1975. This means, unlike in some other countries, there does not need to be a reason for the divorce or a need to “prove” anything by one party in order to...

Facebook is not the appropriate forum to “dear diary” post about your divorce. Any post which names your former partner or identifies the Court proceedings or the case generally could fall foul of s121 of the Family Law Act which could lead to punishment. Aside from this,...

No, sorry its “ours”. All property, including businesses, corporate interests and self-managed superannuation funds, whether held with others or not, are considered property for the purposes of a matrimonial or de facto settlement. So often are we told “but (s)he said it’s their business I’m not...

Gaps in age between siblings is often an impeding factor on being able to resolve a parenting matter, as a child(ren) may not be primarily attached to one parent, but one is. In the case of 3 (or more) children, whilst the elder 2 children...