In 2000, the Family Law Act was amended to allow people to enter into financial agreements. Those agreements, in certain circumstances, prevent the Family Court from determining financial settlements following a...
The child support regime ensures that children receive a proper level of financial support from their parents.
When a person dies and if the provisions of their Will fail to make adequate provision for the proper maintenance and support of their spouse, child or dependant, section 41...
The law is slow to change. Legislators often wait for changes in society to become established and accepted as “the norm” before making changes to legislation.
Pursuant to section 67ZC of the Family Law Act, the Family Court of Australia has the power to make orders relating to the welfare of children.
A financial agreement can be entered into by a couple prior to marriage, during marriage or after divorce.
The Family Law Act imposes time limits for commencing proceedings in the Court for a property settlement.
When the Family Court is asked to determine a Family Law property settlement for a married or de facto couple, one of the issues that must be addressed is who...
In determining a financial settlement under the Family Law Act, it is necessary to calculate the net pool of assets as at the date of the settlement or the trial.