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Estate Planning During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Estate planning during the Coronavirus outbreak

  • 21/04/2020

The importance of estate planning has been emphasised during the Coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic has highlighted that, now more than ever, it is crucial to ensure you have up to…

Relocating With Children Post-separation

Relocating with children post-separation

  • 16/03/2020

There are a whole host of reasons why a parent may be considering relocating with children post-separation: to be closer to family and friends, for a new job or partner,…

Your Business

Your business and family law – who gets what?

  • 06/03/2020

Family break-ups are rarely straightforward but when your business forms part of your separation, dividing the assets can be a fraught and complex affair. One of the fundamental steps in…

Facts Spousal Maintenance

10 facts about spousal maintenance

  • 22/01/2020

Following separation, a spousal maintenance order can be made by the Court for one party to provide financial assistance to the other party. In this article we talk you through…

Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance | A case study

  • 21/01/2020

Spousal maintenance is financial support paid by a spouse to their former partner in circumstances where they are unable to sufficiently support themselves. According to the Family Court of Australia,…

Guide To Family Law Mediation

A Guide to Family Law Mediation

  • 03/01/2020

Mediation is a great method of resolving a dispute in both parenting and property matters in family law.  Two of the biggest advantages of family law mediation are the time…

Discretionary Trust Property Settlement

Discretionary trusts and property settlements

  • 06/11/2019

What happens in a family law property settlement when property is held in a discretionary trust? It’s important to start with the basics. Section 79(1) of the Family Law Act…

Parenting Arrangements After Separation

Parenting arrangements after separation

  • 05/11/2019

In October 2019 the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) released a report with statistics on parenting arrangements after separation. We’ve compiled some of the more interesting statistics below. The…

Future Of Family Law

The future of family law

  • 04/11/2019

There has been increased discussion in the media recently about the future of family law. You might recall our article from earlier this year which discussed some of the main…

Parenting Through Separation

Supportive parenting through separation

  • 17/09/2019

Parenting through separation can be stressful for both you and your children. As family lawyers, we see how damaging a separation can be on a child. This month, I attended…

Self-managed super funds and property settlements

  • 16/09/2019

Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) are on the rise! Both in numbers and in value of assets held. We make the following general points regarding self-managed super funds and property settlements.…

Separation and super splitting | A case study

  • 14/09/2019

Upon the breakdown of a marriage or partnership, couples come to an agreement about how their superannuation will be split. Separation and super splitting give regard to various contributions and…

Estate Planning Family Law

Why is estate planning important in family law?

  • 18/07/2019

Every family law situation is unique, so it’s important to ensure your estate planning arrangements have considered your current marital or relationship status and your future wishes. Consider this scenario……

Sperm Donor

Sperm donor considered legal parent

  • 20/06/2019

Yesterday, the High Court handed down a judgement that a sperm donor from Newcastle NSW, known as *Robert, is a legal parent of a girl conceived from his genetic material.…

Parenting Matters

Parenting Matters FAQs

  • 05/06/2019

Here at Catherine Henry Lawyers, our experienced family law team are often asked a variety of questions related to parenting matters. In this blog post, we've compiled a few of…

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