In family law property settlement matters, an asset pool is the total value of all the assets of the relationship. This includes, for example, the family home, investment properties, cash in the bank, shares, cars, boats, caravans, superannuation etc. Understanding the full makeup of your asset pool … Read more about Understanding the total asset pool in property settlement
With the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) on 1 September 2021, comes a new appeals’ process for matters within the family law court system. Initiating an Appeal in the FCFCOA An appeal, or an application for leave to appeal (that is, seeking permission of … Read more about New appeals process in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
On 18 August 2021, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court announced the launch of a new National Contravention List (“NCL”) designed to handle ongoing problems associated with compliance with Family Court Orders. The NCL took effect on 1 September 2021, coinciding with the … Read more about New National Contravention List to Enforce Family Court Orders
It’s only September (2021) but with the year of lockdowns across Australia, Mums and Dads are starting to prepare for Christmas. Whilst we all want to be focused on the joy of Christmas, it can be hard for separated families. In this blog, we look at how to prepare for discussions about spending … Read more about Time with children at Christmas, after separation
From 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia merged to become the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). In this blog, we look at how this may impact you and your family law matter. The FCFCOA has stated that they wish the Court … Read more about The new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia… what impact will it have on your matter?
A family law pre-trial conference is similar to a mediation style conference, however, it is conducted by a Registrar of the Court, rather than a mediator. Pre-trial conferences are only held in respect of financial disputes (including property settlement and spousal maintenance) and parenting … Read more about What is a pre-trial conference in family law matters?
Case Assessment Conferences during family law proceedings in the Family Court of Western Australia are only held in respect of child related proceedings. The purpose is for risk assessment. The focus of the conference is to assess risk in relation to: family violence; neglect; abuse; … Read more about What is a Case Assessment Conference in family law matters (Western Australia)?
To finalise separation from your partner, there are a number of issues that should be considered and addressed over and above obtaining a Divorce Order (if you were married) or simply moving on with your life if you were in a de facto relationship. In this blog, we look at the various tasks you may … Read more about Divorce is only one part of finalising separation from your partner