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Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law

PRE-NUPTIAL AND POST-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

On 8 November 2017, the High Court delivered its judgment in Thorne v Kennedy [2017] HCA 49. It allowed the appeal of Ms Thorne following the decision made by the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia. Ms Thorne, not born in Australia, was living overseas when she met Mr Kennedy. Her English language […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law Wills and Estates

DOES GETTING MARRIED OR DIVORCED AFFECT MY WILL?

A marriage, separation or divorce will usually have a massive impact on your life. In most cases you will feel like there is more to worry about than your estate planning, but it is at these times it is most important to do so. MARRIAGE The effect of marriage on a Will depends on the […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law

I’VE SEPARATED FROM MY PARTNER. NOW WHAT?

If your relationship has broken down, you might be left with a lot of unanswered questions. The first thing we recommend is to contact an experienced family law solicitor. Aaron Suthers is an Accredited Family Law specialist and has the experience to assist you during this difficult time. When can I get a divorce? If […]

Posted by Aaron Suthers Family Law

There is a lot to be said for sensible compromise

Two recent decisions throw the problems faced by people going to our Family Courts seeking justice into sharp relief. In the first, a matter of Hall v. Hall, the High Court dealt with a matter where the decision on appeal was not delivered for 8 months, saying: “It is an objective of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) reflected […]