School and Education Issues After Divorce

After a divorce or separation, parenting decisions made during the relationship, such as choice of schools for children, can become matters that are now in dispute. What happens when parents disagree on school choice? Does shared or joint custody school choice or shared custody school choice, differ compared to sole custody school choice? Parents Disagree [...]

By | July 22nd, 2017|Children, divorce, Divorce Law|Comments Off on School and Education Issues After Divorce

Same Sex Separation Rights

What are same sex separation rights in Victoria? Is a question we are asked by people seeking clarity on same sex relationship break up entitlements. This can be a complex issue, but we will try to provide some answers in this article. Financial Issues Provided that separation has occurred after February 2009, financial issues in [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Children, de facto separation, divorce, Divorce Law, same sex separation|Comments Off on Same Sex Separation Rights

Child Abduction: How Our Lawyers Can Help Retrieval

Child Abduction By A Parent Sometimes a parent conceals, detains or takes a child from the other parent, often assisted by other family members. Such an act is called parental abduction. This form of child abduction usually happens when the parents have separated. What Our Family Lawyers Can Do To Help If a child has [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Children, divorce, Divorce Law|Comments Off on Child Abduction: How Our Lawyers Can Help Retrieval

Child Support and Maintenance

Child Support refers to payments made by one parent to the other parent by way of financial support for their child. Child support can be arranged either via a Child Support Assessment through the Child Support Agency (DHS) or through a private agreement. A Child Support Assessment takes into account a number of factors including [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Children, divorce, Divorce Law|Comments Off on Child Support and Maintenance

Third Party Rights and Interests

Protecting third party rights and interests in a divorce can be a complex matter. If you are a third party with issues in family law caused by someone else's separation or divorce we can advise and represent you. Lets look at how these problems occur: A relationship break-down between a couple can have a ripple [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|divorce, Divorce Law, Financial & Property|Comments Off on Third Party Rights and Interests

What is Spousal Maintenance?

We frequently get asked the questions: What is Spousal Maintenance? Can I get assistance with living expenses after divorce? Do I have to contribute to my former partner's living expenses after separation? In some circumstances, in addition to distributing property, it is appropriate for payments to be by one former partner to the other, in order [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|divorce, Divorce Law, Spousal Maintenance|Comments Off on What is Spousal Maintenance?

Binding Financial Agreements (Including ‘pre-nuptial’ Agreements)

Many people prefer to avoid the stress of court proceedings, which can be daunting and time consuming. It is possible for a couple to avoid the court process for Financial issues by entering into Binding Financial Agreement. This can be done prior to a marriage/de facto relationship, (commonly known as a ‘pre-nup’) during a relationship, [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Agreements (Pre-Nuptial etc), Divorce Law, Financial & Property, Taxation|Comments Off on Binding Financial Agreements (Including ‘pre-nuptial’ Agreements)

Splitting Superannuation in Divorce

From a Family Law perspective, Superannuation is considered to be property which can be divided between a couple who have separated. This relates to all Superannuation Funds including accumulation funds, defined benefit funds and self-managed superannuation funds. Whilst not always the case, the usual procedure for splitting superannuation in divorce (particularly in long relationships) is [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|divorce, Divorce Law, Financial & Property|Comments Off on Splitting Superannuation in Divorce

Family Violence and Intervention Orders (Restraining Orders)

What is Family Violence And Intervention Orders? Family Violence refers to violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person's family, or causes the family member to be fearful. Family violence can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and emotional abuse. Specific examples can include the [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Children, divorce, Divorce Law|Comments Off on Family Violence and Intervention Orders (Restraining Orders)

Divorce Lawyers Melbourne

Before an application for divorce can be made by our divorce lawyers in Melbourne, the following needs to happen: Firstly a separation. A separation occurs when two people are no longer in a relationship. Often, this occurs when they cease living together, though people can remain separated and still live in the same house. A divorce [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|Children, divorce, Divorce Law|Comments Off on Divorce Lawyers Melbourne