Divorce

Who gets sole occupation of the home after separation?

A typical issue when a relationship ends is who will continue to reside in the matrimonial home and who will vacate. If parties are unable to reach an amicable agreement, they may go before the Family Law Court to determine who will receive sole occupation, in the...

What is a prenup?

You may have heard of people asking for ‘prenups’ from discussions with friends, in the news, in movies or even songs, as Kanye West so famously sung ‘we want prenup, we want prenup, yeah!’. So, what is a prenup? Are prenups legal in Australia? How can you ensure your...

How is property split in a separation?

If you are looking for a lawyer to advise you on how property is split in a separation in Australia, we have the answer to those questions on the below link (See ‘How Does the Court Divide Property’). Each case, however, is quite different and lawyers rely...

How to pick a family lawyer

Separating from your spouse is one of the most stressful life experiences that you can go through. It is extremely important that you choose the best family lawyer to reduce the time, expense and emotional toll on yourself. So, how do you go about finding the best...

Tips on how to prepare for your first meeting with your family lawyer

By Jessica Coles-Black Separating from your former spouse is one of the most stressful events you can go through. There are a number of things that you will need to consider in order to finalise your separation, including legal representation. You may also have never...

Tips on How to Manage your Marriage or Defacto Separation

By Jessica Coles-Black   Separating or divorcing from your spouse is one of the most stressful and emotional periods in a person’s life. There are often many moving variables to consider whilst trying to finalise your separation. It can be slow moving and...