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30/07/2019

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...

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29/07/2019

Disneyland Parenting

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...

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26/06/2019

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...

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12/06/2019

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...

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06/06/2019

What do I need to tell my ex about my assets?

... and what is full and frank disclosure?

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30/05/2019

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.

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09/10/2018

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.

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09/10/2018

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.

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03/05/2018

Monetary Gifts

When parents give money … It is fairly common that in a property settlement an issue arises about how to treat a gift made to the couple by one of their parents.  It is quite common for parents to assist their children by a gift, or by loan which later...

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08/02/2018

Considering Separating? Just Separated? What do you need to ask your family lawyer?

Questions for a 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? When...

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04/07/2017

Family Law Myths: de facto relationship

As you've probably gathered, the answer is often not a simple one. Every case is different and you need advice that is specific to your circumstances.

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04/05/2017

Will a family trust protect your assets against divorce?

Trusts have many uses, particularly for tax, (just ask your accountant, they love them!) and while it is true that trust structures can make a property settlement more complicated, having a trust does not guarantee you can protect those assets from a claim by your ex.

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