What is Shared Parental Responsibility?

What is Shared Parental Responsibility?

Under the Family Law Act (the Act), Shared Parental Responsibility provides that: When making a parenting order in relation to a child, the court must apply a presumption that it is in the best interests of the child for the child’s parents to have equal shared...
The Six Month Myth – De Facto Relationships in Australia

The Six Month Myth – De Facto Relationships in Australia

When lockdown was recently lifted, at a small gathering between friends, I was asked: “Is it true that after 6 months of being together, my partner can take half of my assets?” The answer to that question can be broken down in two parts; 1. 6 Months of Being Together...
Negotiating Child Support? Should You Enter Into A Private Agreement?

Negotiating Child Support? Should You Enter Into A Private Agreement?

Have you separated from your significant other? The time has now been divided up between you 50/50 to look after the children. But who is going to pay for school fees? Saturday sport fees? Medical Expenses? And what is the amount that is being deducted by the Child...
The Importance Of Tying Up All Loose Ends After Separation

The Importance Of Tying Up All Loose Ends After Separation

There are two important legal steps when married couples separate: Separation and a property settlement Divorce All married couples should know that until a divorce is finalised, the law presumes that your married spouse is your next of kin. If all loose ends are not...