We are often asked questions about parental responsibility and the interplay with decision making for parents who are separated. For example, we are often asked questions about whether one parent has more decision making “power” over the other or the extent of consultation that is required between parents about decisions concerning their children. Parental responsibility…

Clients often ask us how family law works with property acquired after separation, including things such as inheritances. The short answer is that you and your former partner can agree to exclude property from your settlement. However, if there is no agreement, the starting point is that all property is included. How is that fair?…

Two people meet, fall in love and decide to spend their lives together. One of the parties has extensive property or other wealth. The other party does not.  The wealthy party asks the non-wealthy party to sign a “pre-nup”. In Australian family law, couples can agree to enter into a document called a Financial Agreement…

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