For most couples who separate, parenting arrangements and/or property settlements are at the forefront of their mind. But what happens to the family dog, cat or any other pet who was a member of the family unit?
Caveats can be a great tool to protect your interests before or while formalising a property settlement. This article explores how caveats work in Australia, and in Victoria in particular, and how they can be used in family law proceedings.
Obtaining a divorce is the legal end to a marriage. The divorce process is relatively straightforward, and many people choose not to engage a lawyer to assist them with their divorce but rather, follow a ‘do it yourself divorce’ approach.
In this article, we look at how Family Violence Intervention Orders can have a significant impact on family law proceedings as they can indicate there is a risk to the child which can affect parenting arrangements.
In a court case concerning children, the primary focus is to make decisions that are in the best interests of the children. Sometimes, the court needs help in determining what the best interests of that particular child are, and they need that to be done by an impartial third party.
After separation, whether married or in a de facto relationship, at some point you will need to finalise property settlement. Where you can negotiate an amicable, out-of-court settlement, it can save you a lot of time, frustration and money.