THE Insolvency Law Reform Act (ILRA)
On 1 March 2017, the first portion of the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) (ILRA) commenced to bring sweeping changes to the way in which bankruptcies are dealt with in Australia. The second portion of changes will come into effect on 1 September 2017.
Bondelmonte & Bondelmonte & Anor  HCA 8
This matter was originally heard by Justice Watts in the Family Court of Australia. The father, who was dissatisfied with His Honour’s decision, appealed it to the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia. His appeal to this Court was dismissed. The father subsequently appealed to the High Court of Australia, and he was granted permission for the appeal to be heard.
Chancellor & McCoy  FCCA 53 (25 January 2016)
This matter was heard by Judge Turner in the Brisbane Registry of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. This is a very interesting case where the court delivered a very clear and concise judgement in relation to when and how the court can make an order for a de facto property settlement.
The intersection between family law and bankruptcy is a particularly niche area of law to practice for both legal practitioners and the Court. There are conflicting ideologies in the discretionary nature of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and the commercial nature of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth). Therein creates the practical and academic difficulty for dealing with bankruptcy issues in family law matters.
The Attorney General of NSW has made a move to streamline the way in which Domestic Violence Orders are made in New South Wales.
Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. However, it can quickly become the most terrible time of the year if planning goes awry.
Family Law issues and Christmas seem to go hand in hand. Whether you are currently engaged in a parenting dispute, or heading towards a parenting dispute, planning is essential to ensure a seamless holiday period.
That’s why we’ve updated the ‘traditional’ checklist of sending out cards & buying the tree with a modern version for separated families.