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