Superannuation in Family Law
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...Read More
How to prepare for your first appointment with a family lawyer
We understand that your first appointment with a family lawyer can be a daunting process. The fact that you are seeing a family lawyer probably means you are experiencing a stressful life event, like a separation. Like with anything else, one way to reduce the nerves that you might be...Read More
Thinking about divorce on Valentine’s Day?
Now for some people the idea of Valentine’s Day is about the exact opposite of what comes to mind when they think of divorce, but Valentine’s Day has a lot more in common with divorce than many people are aware. American statistics show that divorce application filings actually increase quite...Read More
What’s the difference between a divorce and property settlement?
Have you ever heard someone tell stories about going through a divorce? Confused about how the process actually works? You are not alone. There is a common misconception that a ‘divorce’ is the all-encompassing process of divorcing your spouse and splitting your finances. Many people intermingle divorce and property settlements,...Read More
Pleasant end to 2020: De facto Superannuation splitting a step closer in WA
Western Australian de facto couples have for some time been the only couples in Australia who were unable to divide superannuation following the breakdown of their relationship. This is due to the Western Australian Government not referring their powers to the Commonwealth to legislate over non-married couples when other states...Read More