Family Law

Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and Family Law Separation

Were you aware that a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) could be split at the end of a marriage or de facto relationship? Superannuation is treated as property for the purposes of division of assets after the breakdown of a marriage or a de facto relationship. During negotiations between parties, lawyers, at mediation or a Court, […]

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The National Contravention List – Family Law matters

In September 2021, a new National Contravention List was established to deal with contravention applications filed in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. Contraventions of orders affecting children are covered by Division 13A of Part VII of the Family Law Act 1975. Contraventions of orders not affecting children, such as property orders, are

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Inheritance received after separation in Family Law Property

When the Court determines family law property settlements, they are required to consider all aspects of a parties’ financial circumstances. The Full Court has held “all of the property held by both of the parties or either of them can be subject of orders, regardless of when particular assets were acquired.” The case quoted above

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