July 8, 2017
Marriage, Separation and Finances:

Marriage, Separation and Finances: Negative Contributions – Is There Such a Thing in Family Law Property Disputes?

Marriage, Separation and Finances: Family Law Property Disputes and Negative Contributions Property disputes occasionally involve a party who either deliberately or recklessly disposes of assets in […]
March 20, 2017
Divorce Property Settlement Guidelines

Divorce Property Settlement Guidelines: How Previous Decisions and Initial Contributions Influence the Court’s Assessment of the Parties’ Entitlements

Divorce property settlement guidelines: Divorce Property Settlement Guidelines: What Are the Boundaries of a Court’s Discretion to Make Orders Concerning the Division of Property? The court […]
March 13, 2017
Finances after separation

Finances After Separation: Domestic Contributions May Offset Substantial Financial Contributions

Finances After Separation: Who Gets Credit Post-Separation Contributions Oftentimes, the parties to a broken relationship will continue to make contributions after separation. The weight attributed to […]
February 27, 2017
property settlement process

Property Settlement Process: Parties Generally Share Financial Losses Unless the Loss Was Caused by Negligence

How are financial losses dealt with in the property settlement process? The property settlement process involves an assessment of the parties’ financial losses and gains over […]
February 16, 2017
family law cases

Family Law Cases: A General Similarity to a Previous Decision May Not Determine the Issues at Hand

Family Law Cases: Do They Lend Themselves to Predicting Outcomes? The doctrine of precedent states that like cases ought to be treated alike. While this generally […]
February 13, 2017
Property Settlement After Separation

Property Settlement After Separation: How Does the Court Deal With Post-Separation Contributions?

Property Settlement After Separation: The Basics A property settlement after separation involves an assessment of the parties respective contributions in determining how matrimonial assets should be […]
February 10, 2017
What Am I Entitled to in a De Facto Relationship

Property Settlements: What Am I Entitled to in a De Facto Relationship?

What Am I Entitled to in a De Facto Relationship? As far as property settlements go, one of the most common questions we receive through out […]
October 10, 2016
Divorce and property before marriage

Divorce and property before marriage: Weighing financial contributions against domestic contributions

Introduction The courts are required to assess the parties’ respective contributions in the context of a property dispute. This often involves weighing the financial contributions of […]
October 10, 2016

“Special Contributions” in the Context of Big Money Cases

“Special Contributions” in the Context of Big Money Cases This blog summarises the decision in Fields & Smith [2015] FamCAFC 57 and its implications for notion […]
October 10, 2016

An Overview of the Courts’ Approach to Property Settlements

Every single property settlement made by an Australian court will be influenced by two universal principles. The first is that courts will not make any order […]