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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…

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…

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.…

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…

Property Settlement Process

How long will my property settlement take?

  • 21/08/2017

I am often asked "How long will my property settlement take?"  It is a difficult question to answer. In a typical family law property settlement, the matter usually proceeds as…

Online Family Law Resources

New online family law resources

  • 13/10/2016

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has recently added two online family law resources to its MoneySmart website. One resource is the Divorce and Separation financial checklist. It lists…

New Tax Impacts

New Tax Impacts Family Law Settlements

  • 27/09/2016

Why family law settlements in Australia must factor in the new foreign resident capital gains withholding tax This is a new and complicated area of law that will affect a…

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