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October 9, 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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October 9, 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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May 3, 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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February 8, 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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July 4, 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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May 4, 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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May 26, 2016

“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...

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