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Binding Financial Agreements are Bad News

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A financial agreement can be entered into by a couple prior to marriage, during marriage or after divorce.

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Applying for Leave to Commence Property Settlement Proceedings Out of Time

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The Family Law Act imposes time limits for commencing proceedings in the Court for a property settlement.

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Your Liability for Your Spouse's Tax Avoidance

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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...

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Notional Assets or 'Addbacks' Are Not Dead

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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.

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Publication Orders

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The confidentiality of parties involved in Family Law proceedings is protected by section 121 of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

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Potentially Polygamous Marriages

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According to the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth), “marriage” means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life (“the definition”).

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The Secret Daughter

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When someone dies without leaving a Will, they are said to have died “intestate” and their assets are distributed in Queensland pursuant to the rules of intestacy set out in...

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Burial Disputes

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The death of a loved one is an extremely difficult time for family members. For many people, an important part of the grieving process is ‘saying goodbye’ during a funeral...

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What Happens if Your Spouse Died Before Your Property Settlement is Finalised?

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A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland illustrates the difficulties caused where parties have an incomplete property settlement at the time of death of one spouse.

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The Lost Will

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When you draw up a Will, it is common for a law firm to hold the Will in their fire proof safe custody facility.

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