Couple

SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE

Spousal Maintenance Often one of the concerns a spouse or a partner to a de facto relationship will have when their relationship breaks down is how they will continue to support themselves financially following separation.  This is particularly so where one party from the relationship has been the stay at home parent or the homemaker,…

BFA

CONSENT ORDERS AND FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS

THE BENEFITS OF FORMALISING YOUR AGREEMENT   Informal Agreements In many cases parties to a marriage or a de facto relationship are able to reach an agreement in relation to the care of their children or the division of their property after they separate.  This is particularly so when the separation has been amicable, and…

DV

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Unfortunately, all too often the breakdown of a relationship can be associated with issues of domestic violence.  If you find yourself in this situation and you or your children have been threatened or at risk of harm, you should call police for assistance. Where you are not at immediate risk of harm, we can assist…

Couple Split

FAMILY HOME POST SEPARATION

  What happens to the family home after you separate? Usually, the most significant asset the parties to a relationship will have when they separate is their family home.  So, it comes as no surprise that when a couple’s relationship breaks down they will often have questions about what will happen with their home going…

Couple Split

BINDING FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS

Binding Financial Agreements Where parties have been able to reach agreement on the distribution of property from their marriage or de facto relationship, they have the option of formalising that agreement by recording it in a Binding Financial Agreement or BFA. A BFA is, in essence, a contract between the parties which sets out the…

Couple Split

DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

Can De Facto couples apply for a Property Settlement? Under the Family Law Act 1975, a party to a de facto relationship may be able to apply to the Court for a property settlement if that relationship breaks down.  The right of a party to a de facto relationship to apply for a property settlement arises…

Broken Family

FAMILY LAW PROPERTY SETTLEMENT

When parties to a marriage or a de facto relationship separate, they will need to try and reach agreement on a property settlement that allows for the distribution of property from their relationship and otherwise bring financial matters between them to an end. Resolving Property Disputes Without Going to Court At Frigo Adamson Legal Group…

Child-Parents

CHILD CUSTODY AND PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS

Parenting Disputes One of the most difficult things facing parties following separation is deciding the ongoing parenting arrangements for their children.  The impact of separation on children should not be underestimated.  Our experienced family lawyers can help you to reach an agreement on this significant and important issue, ensuring that any future care arrangements are…

Divorce

DIVORCE

Common questions when you are getting divorced When married couples separate, they will often ask: ‘When can I get divorced?’ ‘How do I apply for a divorce?’ ‘Does my partner have to agree to a divorce?’ ‘Will I have to go to court if I want to get a divorce?’ Where to file your application…