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 29, 2017

Separation Legal Advice: Are So-Called “Separation Agreements” a Basis for Dismissing a Property Application?

Separation Legal Advice: Do Court’s Have a General Power to Dismiss Property Applications When the Parties Have Entered Into an Informal Agreement? When it comes to […]
July 3, 2017
Divorce House Ownership

Divorce House Ownership: Maintaining Separate Finances Could Mean That You Keep Your Home

Divorce House Ownership: Why Stated and Unstated Assumptions About Property Matter In the vast majority of cases, the court will readily find that the parties held […]
February 27, 2017
Separation agreement

Separation Agreement: Can They Be a Basis for Dismissing a Property Application?

Will Our Separation Agreement Settle Our Financial Affairs? Couples occasionally attempt to resolve their financial affairs by means of a separation agreement – i.e., an informal […]
October 10, 2016
de facto property settlement

De facto property settlement may be dismissed when parties maintain separate finances

A de facto property settlement may be dismissed when parties maintain separate finances Introduction Sections 90SM(3) provides that a court must not make a de facto […]