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
What is the difference between child support and spousal maintenance?
If you have recently separated or know someone who has recently separated, you may have heard about child support being payable. You are less likely to have heard about another thing called spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance is when one partner gives his or her ex-partner financial assistance after the relationship...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
My ex wants me to move out, do I still have to pay the mortgage?
Often couples separate after buying a home (and getting a mortgage) together. When this occurs difficult questions usually arise up about who is going to stay in the home, whether the home is going to be sold or kept by one of the parties, and who is going to pay...Read More