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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…

Tax Debt

Can I be liable for my ex’s tax debt?

  • 15/03/2019

This question was recently considered by the High Court of Australia in the case of Commissioner of Taxation v Tomaras [2018] HCA 62. It was confirmed that yes, the Court…

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