December 2018

Can We Talk About My Alimony Payments?

By | December 17th, 2018|

In brief, no. In Australia, parties who have separated can in certain circumstances apply for spousal maintenance.  That is simply the provision of financial support to a former partner in circumstances where the receiving partner has a need and the paying partner has the capacity to make the payments. It [...]

November 2018

Remember the old saying about death and taxes?

By | November 5th, 2018|

People do not always appreciate that tax issues can arise when you separate from your partner.  It is necessary to obtain advice from your family law solicitor in conjunction with your accountant/financial advisor regarding the tax implications that can arise from a property settlement, particularly one where transfers of property [...]

September 2018

Do you want to improve your property settlement result?

By | September 6th, 2018|

The Family Law Act 1975 is clear that no Court shall make an Order that finalises property proceedings unless it is satisfied in all the circumstances that it just and equitable to make the Order. What does just and equitable mean? Well the legal definition is “actuated by truth justice [...]