Dealing with Father’s Day After Divorce

Dealing With Father's Day After Divorce

Divorce can complicate a lot of things in the lives of people with children. However, that doesn’t mean that couples should just stay together for the kids – particularly if they’re unhappy. Instead, it’s important for couples to find a way to address the challenges that arise for them and their children as life goes…

Can Couples Reach Separation Agreements Alone?

Can Couples Reach Separation Agreements Alone?

These days, there seems to be countless stories online about horrible and painful divorces. It seems as though every divorce is doomed to be a total nightmare. However, that’s not necessarily the case. The truth is that couples who separate amicably often just get less airtime and attention than their counterparts. Additionally, in some cases,…

Is Telling Your Employer About Your Breakup a Good Idea?

Should You Tell Your Employer About Your Break-up?

Leaving your issues outside of the workplace is usually a good idea. It’s rarely useful to come to work still angry about something that happened on your morning drive or upset about something that happened the night before. Ultimately, the workplace is generally best-kept secret from your family and personal life, but it’s becoming increasingly…

Divorce and Dividing a Business Asset in Australia

Divorce and Dividing a Business Asset in Australia

For many Australian couples, business and pleasure are in fact mixed, with entrepreneurial spirit thriving, lots of couples run businesses together, whether these are start-ups, small businesses, local businesses or multinational companies. Separating the finances of a business, whether large or small, can be very tricky, but there are some common points that a person…

Divorce Preparation – Family Court Australia Legal Words Used in Court and Their Definition

Divorce Preparation - Family Court Australia Legal Words Used in Court and Their Definition

Abuse – in relation to a child, is defined in subsection 4(1) of the Act. For convenience, the definition is set out below with the definition of ‘Family Violence’. Address for service – the address given by a party where documents can be served on them by hand, post or some other form of electronic…

Property Division Calculator

Property Division Calculator

Before using a property division calculator it is a great idea to first collate all the relevant data. When a couple is divorcing or separating, they generally have a variety of assets that will need to be divided between them. Assets might include a home or other real property, a business, bank accounts, or retirement…

Dividing Your Property

Dividing Your Property

If your relationship ends, a property may be divided between you and your partner by: agreement using a family dispute resolution service to help reach agreement going to court. Who this applies to This section applies to people who were married and are now separated or divorced from a spouse, or have had their marriage…

Asset Division After a Divorce or Separation in Australia – Common Misconceptions

Asset pool calculator

Asset Pool Calculators are great because the truth of the matter is that there are no hard and fast rule or rules of thumb as to which party may gets what in the event of relationship breakdown. The reality is that each case is decided on its own facts and will differ from the outcome…

What Should You Be Aware Of With Consent Orders

What Should You Be Aware Of With Consent Orders

Eventually, most former couples reach some of agreement about either parenting arrangements for their children, how they are going to divide their property in their settlement, or regarding both issues. Once you have, there are major risks with leaving your agreement as an informal agreement, whether it is only a verbal agreement or whether you…

How Much Will I Get or Have to Pay in Our Property Settlement?

How Much Will I Get or Have to Pay in Our Property Settlement?

Divorce Calculator Australia What Is Family Law Property Settlement and What Does It Involve? After you separate at some stage it will be necessary to divide your property through a property settlement. Property settlement includes assets, liabilities and financial resources. Financial Resources include superannuation and pension interests. The definition of ‘property’ is very wide. It…