The 2006 case of Lesbirel v Lesbirel suggests that foreign superannuation may still be treated as a ‘financial resource’ in family law property settlements.
The case of Beroni & Corelli concerns an appeal against an order made by the Family Court of Australia setting aside a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA) on the grounds of unconscionability and undue influence.
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The superannuation splitting laws allow separating couples to value and divide their superannuation after a relationship break down. Under the laws, one partner may split the amount remaining in their superannuation fund and make a payment to the other partner’s superannuation fund after separation.
Just last Wednesday the High Court handed down a landmark decision confirming the legal parentage of a sperm donor. Robert Masson donated sperm to his friend Susan Parsons in 2006, leading to the conception of now twelve-year-old “B”. Robert is listed on B’s birth certificate as her parent. B calls Robert “Daddy”.
This year the High Court will hear a landmark case on the legal parentage of a child born via sperm donation.
In its recent ruling, Commissioner of Taxation for the Commonwealth of Australia v Tomaras, the High Court of Australia held that a wife’s $250,000 tax debt to the Australian Tax Office (“ATO”) could be assigned to her husband.
Last Wednesday, 5 December 2018 the Morrison Government passed legislation protecting victims of family violence from direct cross-examination by their alleged perpetrators in family law proceedings.
Recent amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) have introduced greater consequences for parents who abduct children. The reforms extend a penalty of three years imprisonment to parents who retain a child overseas beyond their required return date in breach of an existing or pending court order or written agreement.