Who let the dogs out? Resolving pet custody disputes
Although there is a clear framework under Australian law for deciding what arrangements are in the best interests of children after a separation, this does not apply to fur babies. Animals come within the definition of property and are essentially dealt with in the same way as items like cars...Read More
Family Law: How to secure your assets after separation
Separation can be a difficult time for lots of people. It can be taxing emotionally and, in some cases, financially as well. There’s a lot of stress associated with separation and sometimes it can be confusing to know what to do. One of the things that needs to be done...Read More
Family Law: Give me half of everything, including the kids. Is an equal outcome a fair outcome?
In the early stages of separation and divorce, the phrases ‘fair’, ‘equal’ and ‘half’ are often thrown around, with little consideration for the underlying legislative pathway which governs relationship breakdowns in Western Australia. We explore below, some of the top misconceptions encountered when advising our clients on property settlements and...Read More
Family Law: De facto couples in WA finally moving towards splitting superannuation
Presently Western Australia de facto couples are the only couples in Australia who are unable to divide superannuation following the breakdown of a relationship. This is due to the Western Australian state government not referring their powers to the Commonwealth to legislate over non-married couples. This leaves some Western Australians...Read More
Family Law Property Cases – How Much Will I Get?
Once a relationship breaks down, the parties tend to go into battle mode in order to protect their interests. As dealing with a relationship breakdown is such a private matter, most people tend to confide in their closest friends and relatives. This can, at times, be problematic because 9 times...Read More