Financial Matters

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...

Pre-Nuptial Agreements in Australia: Pros and Cons

We see a lot of what are known as pre-nuptial and post-nuptial binding financial agreements drafted by other lawyers, often using ‘boiler-plate,’ clauses many of which are non-compliant with the Family Law Act and likely to be set aside, if they were subject to...

Would you go to the High Court over a 23 day marriage?

In the recent and unusual matter of Hsiao v Fazarri, the Husband, who had only been married for 23 days, sought a property settlement in the Family Court. The matter seems straight forward, so how did it end up in the High Court of Australia? The Husband, Mr Fazarri,...