When couples separate, it is often a difficult and emotionally draining time for all those involved. One often challenging consideration is determining the future care arrangements that will best meet their children’s needs.
I recently presented an information session for Law Week 2018 entitled “Do I need a Pre-Nup? Everything you ever wanted to know about Financial Agreements / Pre-Nuptial Agreements”. There was a request for the information provided at the session and so I intend to summarise the information provided along with links to assist.
On 30 May 2018 the Government announced its proposal for the restructure of the Federal Courts
which have jurisdiction to hear Family Law matters.
The duty of disclosure is an obligation that each party make full and frank disclosure of his or her financial situation to the other party and to the Court.
Australia Says Yes – How Will The New Same Sex Marriage Laws Affect The Family Law System in Australia?
The short answer is that the new same sex marriage laws will have no significant impact on Australia’s family law system.
Australia’s family law system faces an overhaul after the government unveiled an inquiry aimed at fixing what it believes is a dysfunctional method of dealing with family breakdown.
The recent decision of the Full Court of the Family Court in the matter of Salah states that the trial judge erred in failing to consider allegations of family violence by the mother against the father when making interim parenting orders.
Where final property orders have been made in the Family Court or Federal Circuit court, there are very limited circumstances where they can be varied or set aside.
The proposed amendments aim to remove uncertainties in the current provisions in the Family Law Act 1975 relating to Financial Agreements.