Should the media be reporting details of family law disputes?
I was surprised to learn that there was a recent article setting out details of the settlement between Karl Stevanovic and his wife Sandra Thorburn. Furthermore the newspaper reported that in the Stevanovic divorce, Mr Stevanovic “put up very little resistance during the negotiations”.read more
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.read more
Preserving the Peace – from a Melbourne Family Lawyer
When I tell people that I’m a family lawyer, the first thing I’m often asked is “oh I bet you must hear some interesting stories, does it get really nasty?”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