Category Archives: Separation

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…

Australian Court Requirements to Say You Are In a Defacto Relationship

Requirements to Say You Are In a Defacto Relationship

There are some basic “threshold” criteria which determine whether you may qualify as being in a De Facto relation recognised by Family Court under the Family Law Act 1975. If you do not meet the requirements of those basic threshold criteria then at least in Family Law jurisdiction, a Court would have to say you…

What Is the Time Limit for Asset Division After a De Facto Relationship Ends

What Is the Time Limit for Asset Division After a De Facto Relationship Ends

With the exception of those in Western Australia, the Family Law Act applies to de facto and same-sex couples if you separated: After 1st July 2010 if you are from South Australia After 1st March 2009 if you are from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory or Northern Territory Property settlement division…

What Happens To a Trust in Property Settlement?

What Happens To a Trust in Property Settlement?

If assets are held in a Trust, an important issue arises as to how that trust is dealt with in a Property Settlement. A Trust is an arrangement where assets are held in the name of a trustee on behalf of the beneficiaries named in the trust deed. When deciding an application for property settlement,…

Taking Care of Children During Separation and Divorce

Making Arrangements For Property and Children

If you and your former partner are separating and have children, you’ll have to agree on arrangements for their care. Child support at the Department of Human Services can help explain your child support options and also has a range of self-help tools for parents after they separate. Unless an exemption applies, the law requires…

Your Separation To-Do List: from Asset Division Professionals Split Easy

Your Separation To-Do List: from Asset Division Professionals at Split Easy

If you’re thinking about ending your marriage, you’re likely facing one of the most difficult decisions of your adult life. Many partners struggle for a very long time before making a firm choice about whether to stay or go. If you are agonising over the decision of whether or not to file for divorce, there…