We often see clients who ask us about whether the law draws a line in the sand when it comes to property acquired just before or after separation. A common question that arises is whether an inheritance received by one party either prior to or after separation will be included in the asset pool available…

As anyone who has found and lost love knows, a break-up is never easy. One party will almost always be heartbroken. However, there are some who think they have found the perfect solution to avoid heartbreak. What could this perfect solution be? Well, to pay out your ex-partner of course. A recent article by Kerry…

Litigation is not always the answer. In fact most times, it should be the last resort.  It is usually expensive, time consuming, emotionally draining and unpredictable. Mediation on the other hand has proven effective in reducing trials and offers a more efficient, cost-effective alternative to litigation. Mediation is highly successful because the parties are brought…

A short case summary of the High Court decision of Thorne v Kennedy which set aside two Financial Agreements (often colloquially called “”pre-nups”). Imagine uprooting your life for the sake of the one you love only to be told right before the wedding that unless you signed a “prenup” the marriage wouldn’t go ahead. You…

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