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

Stamp Duty On Property Transfer During Divorce Or Separation

As one of the best family lawyers in Melbourne, Glezer Lanteri & Associates take into account ‘hidden’ costs associated with a property settlement in divorce, including stamp duty, tax etc.  One of the questions we are frequently asked is: With the changes in stamp duty, will I have to pay stamp duty on transfer of [...]

By | June 25th, 2017|de facto separation, divorce, Financial & Property|Comments Off on Stamp Duty On Property Transfer During Divorce Or Separation

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

Inheritance In Divorce Settlements

While dealing with inheritance in divorce settlements in Australia, some questions that are frequently asked are: Can I keep any inheritance I receive? or Can I keep any inheritance I receive after divorce? or also What about future inheritances that I am likely to receive after divorce? It is quite common for people to obtain an inheritance [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|de facto separation, divorce, Financial & Property|Comments Off on Inheritance In Divorce Settlements

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

Taxation, Trust and Company Issues in Family Law

The manner in which people are structuring their finances is becoming increasingly more complex. Many assets available for distribution in a Family Law context are associated with Trusts and various entities. In addition to this, many officeholders including directors and appointors may be individuals who are not a party to the Family Law matter. This [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|divorce, Financial & Property, Taxation|Comments Off on Taxation, Trust and Company Issues in Family Law

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?

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