Considering Separating? Just Separated? What do you need to ask your family lawyer?
It is natural to think that some of the first questions you should ask your family lawyer are: What does the law say should happen in relation to my children? What does the law say should happen in relation to our property and finances?read more
4 Tips to Financially Survive a Divorce
Most couples don’t plan for divorce, but the fact is, one in three marriages in Australia end. It’s a financial stress that most people aren’t prepared for, but when it does happen they want the process dealt with swiftly. There are no winners in a marriage breakdown, but you do...read more
There are plenty of ways to sabotage your child’s relationship with your ex following a divorce or separation. Many are overt and deliberate, like openly denigrating the other parent in front of your child. Some are more subtle, and even occasionally inadvertent, like contradicting the rules or boundaries that were...read more
Financial Literacy and Separation
What many of us may not realise is that financial literacy is a problem for a huge percentage of women in Australia. When you are in your mid-20s you start to wish that they taught you in high school how to cook proper food and do your taxes. Home economics...read more
How much child support will I pay?
A Parent’s Guide to Child Support After separation, people often find themselves in tricky situations regarding how much to pay to their ex-partner for the support and upkeep of their children. These payments, known as ‘child support’, are generally ongoing, periodic payments made by one parent to the other, purely...read more
Can victims of family violence be cross-examined by their perpetrator in court?
Agitation by the legal profession and other groups to prevent perpetrators of violence who are representing themselves in court proceedings from cross-examinin the other party has lead to legislative reform.read more
Tips for Business Owners when it comes to Finance and Divorce – from Guest Blogger Chris Slack
Business owners with new entities, no cash and no property go from expecting they call the shots on getting a great deal to having to scramble and accept higher rates and less favourable terms.read more
FGD Launches Artificial Intelligence Tool
We wanted to make something that would set us apart from other lawyers from the moment you enter our website.Before you’ve ever stepped into our office, and before we’ve charged you a single billable unit, we wanted to give you an idea of how the Family Law works and the things you need to consider if you are going through a separation.read more
“Can I keep my engagement ring?”
Who keeps the engagement rings after separation? The answer is, it depends… Part 2: What happens to the engagement ring after marriage and divorce? In the previous blog post, we looked at the law for what happens to the engagement ring for couples who get engaged, but then who call...read more