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In family law matters, identifying the asset pool is an essential early step in property negotiations.  This involves correctly ascertaining all the assets and liabilities of the parties, which can include loans made to or borrowed from family members. For example, if one spouse’s parents provided newlyweds with a sum

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What do Cinderella, Snow White and the twins in The Parent Trap all have in common?  An evil stepmother, of course! Cultural myths about evil stepmothers are much more common than cultural myths about evil stepfathers.  But stepfathers are also often portrayed negatively.  This can make it difficult for children

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Unlike marriages which are marked by ceremonies and certificates, other relationships can have grey areas and it may be difficult to ascertain whether two people are de facto partners in a legal sense. If disputed, this requires detailed examination of the nature of the relationship and may ultimately need to

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The passing of the Family Law Amendment (Western Australia De Facto Superannuation Splitting and Bankruptcy) Act 2020 (Cth) facilitates superannuation splitting for West Australian de facto couples by empowering the Family Court of Western Australia to make orders in relation to superannuation interests. Separated married couples and separated de facto

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In Western Australia, how your and your ex-partner’s superannuation will be treated in the event of separation depends on one key point – whether or not you are or have been married. If you are (or have been) married, superannuation is treated as property. Separated married couples may therefore split

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