Family Law Success - Childrens views important

Children’s Views Are Important, But Not Determinative

Our client was the father of one child who was almost a teenager. He had settled his parenting matter with his former wife almost a decade ago, and although things were never completely smooth sailing between the two of them after separation, they managed to co-exist and he was spending time with their child pursuant…

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Asset Pool

Wife holds Husband accountable for withdrawal of hundreds of thousands of dollars without excuse

After a 24 year relationship – 16 of those years as a married couple – and three children together, our client’s husband decided he wanted out. Ending a relationship is all well and good, as long as it is done without intentionally dissipating the asset pool, part of which the other spouse is entitled. Unfortunately,…

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Father reconnected with children

Father re-establishes relationship with child after mother fails to comply with parenting orders for over two years

Our client was the father of two children and despite having parenting orders providing for him to spend regular time with them, the mother had changed arrangements as she pleased for the past eight years. Our client came to us after he had been served with a fresh application by the mother seeking to travel…

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Wife Achieves Property Settlement

Wife Achieves Quick & Cost Effective Property Settlement in Her Favour

Our client came to us to finalise a property settlement between her and her husband. The settlement that they had reached was very generous to her. Our client wanted to finalise the property settlement by consent orders. The court can only make orders (including consent orders) if they are “just and equitable”. The percentage that…

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Husband Fails To Disclose Assets

Husband’s Failure to Disclose Assets Costs Him Dearly

Our client came to us after discovering that her ex-husband had failed to disclose over $100,000 during their property settlement. In addition, he had failed to comply with the consent orders for the transfer of a property into the wife’s sole name. The husband was adamant that he would only offer 50% of the undeclared…

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father and child

Husband Keeps Pre-Marital Home And Wife Shares In His Debts

A recent matrimonial property case, in which our client was successful, shows the importance of proving contributions in short relationships and showing the court that debts incurred after separation can – if argued properly and skilfully – be included in the parties’ joint balance sheet. Our client, the husband and father, had been married to…

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Parenting – International Relocation

Our client, the mother of a child born in 2008, was a Russian national. The father of the child, her former husband, lived in Australia but was also born overseas and travelled extensively for work. Throughout their marriage, the parties spent significant periods apart from each other and at times lived in different countries. Indeed,…

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