August 12, 2017
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Financial Settlement in Divorce: In the Context of a 23 Year Relationship, the Weight of an Initial Financial Contribution May Not Be Offset by the Other Party’s Contributions So as to Support a Finding of Equal Contributions

Financial Settlement in Divorce: Introduction Oftentimes, a party to a property dispute will have owned property at the beginning of the relationship. The weight attributed to […]
August 10, 2017
Divorce House Ownership

Divorce Settlement: Assessing the Weight of Property Brought Into a Relationship

Divorce Settlement: Introduction Occasionally, a party to a property dispute will have owned property at the beginning of the relationship. The weight attributed to such property […]
August 2, 2017
parenting-property

Family Law Financial Settlement: How Does a Decline in Living Standards Post-Separation Affect the Division of Property?

Family Law Financial Settlement: How Do Living Standards, Both Before and After Separation, Affect the Court’s Assessment? Separation almost always lowers the parties’ respective living standards. […]
July 31, 2017
family law cases

Fair Settlement in Divorce: How Does the Court Consider Post-Separation Inheritances, Redundancy Payments, Long-Service Leave and a Poor Economy in the Context of a Property Dispute?

Fair Settlement in Divorce: Assessing the Weight of the Parties’ Respective Contributions When it comes to lengthy relationships, the court will usually assess contributions as equal. […]
July 30, 2017
Divorce House Ownership

Property Settlement Separation: Can Substantial Financial and Non-Financial Contributions Justify a Finding Other Than Equal Contributions in a Long Marriage?

Property Settlement Separation: Equality, or Thereabouts? In the majority of property disputes, especially those involving lengthy relationships, a court will assess the parties’ respective contributions as […]
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
Divorce Legal Advice

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 […]