What do I have to tell my ex-partner about my financial affairs when we separate?
Duty of disclosure Separating couples have a “duty of disclosure” from the date of separation until the finalisation of their property settlement. Duty of disclosure means that all parties to a family law dispute, regardless if the matter is in Court or not, must disclose to each other all...Read More
Five things to consider before you say “I do” for the second (or third!) time around
Do half of marriages really end in divorce? Following the introduction of the Family Law Act 1975 which came into effect in January 1976 and allowed couples to divorce without alleging or proving fault, divorces in Australia rose to approximately 4.6 per 1,000 residents. The divorce rate has progressively...Read More
Celebrity Divorces – Six Of The Fastest!
When you are overwhelmed with love (and champagne), it’s common to make rash and sometimes irresponsible decisions. We look back on the top six shortest celebrity marriages, because in the end, as the Beatles sang, money can’t buy you love! Jean Acker and Rudolph Valentino – 6 hours In...Read More
Who Gets The Super In A Relationship Splits?
When married couples separate, the Family Law Act 1975 sets out their rights and obligations as to financial matters. The legislation tells us the steps involved in dividing property between the separated married couple. The first step in any property settlement is determining the asset pool, so that the assets,...Read More
What To Do When You Are Served With Divorce Papers
The beginning of a separation is often the hardest, and being served with divorce papers doesn’t make it any easier. It is important to start on the right foot as every step counts towards ensuring you are best represented and your interests are protected. Here at Lynn and Brown Lawyers...Read More