Superannuation splitting laws – things you need to know

When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down property can be divided between the parties. Superannuation is treated as property under the Family Law Act and as such can be adjusted, transferred or divided between parties when a relationship breaks down....

Testamentary Trusts

A Testamentary Trust is a very effective estate planning tool to provide for children and grandchildren, and in 2015, is becoming more and more popular. So what is a Testamentary Trust? It is used to describe what is usually a Discretionary Family Trust established...

Children’s care arrangements following separation

Following a separation parents do not have to go to court about the care arrangements for their children. As a matter of principle we encourage our clients to reach an agreement if possible without the need to resort to the Family Law courts. One advantage in reaching...

What to do after a family separation and pending divorce

Do you have a friend or relative who has just separated? If so, the information below should help. What is meant by separation? Separation in Family Law is defined as the bringing to an end of a marriage or de facto relationship (which also includes same sex couples)....