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
What happens to my family law proceedings in the current pandemic?
Our previous article “How to co-parent with a former partner during COVID-19 pandemic” provides some advice about what the court expects of co-parents during this uncertain time. But what if your proceedings are still on foot? What is going to happen to them? We have a look here at the...Read More