The AMICABLE Divorce Method

You and your partner can separate and, for lack of a better word, have an amicable divorce. What constitutes an amicable divorce or separation? Well I suppose an amicable divorce or separation is one which is relatively civil and respectful, in spite of any potential tension and discomfort. I’ve developed the AMICABLE Divorce method, which […]

Making The Pie Split Official 

When it comes to making your agreement about how you’ll split The Pie official, you’d be looking at doing this by way of Financial Consent Orders. The Consent Orders allow for real estate, shares and cars to be transferred without having to pay stamp duty. There are two documents that need to be prepared, one […]

Splitting The Pie: How to 

So, you’ve worked out The Pie—what’s available to be split between you and your partner, as well as how much things are worth or what’s owing on debts. The next step is to split The Pie.  If I can suggest, Step 1 is to start by going through The Pie to work out what’s agreed. […]

Separating amicable couples are not a minority. Surprised?

According to the 2017 Family Court Annual Report, for the financial year ending 30 June 2017, there were 14,182 Consent Order Applications lodged with the Family Court of Australia, 13,919 of which were finalised. What this means is that there were more than 27,838 separating Australians who were capable of and did so, reach an […]

Will the Court contact us after the Orders have been made?

We are often asked about whether the Court will contact a couple after the Orders have been made to check if everyone has complied with what the Orders say must be done. The short answer is no, the Court won’t contact you to check that you’ve made the payment to your partner, that the house has been […]

Part 1: Will our financial agreement be rejected?

“Will our financial agreement be rejected by the Court?” This is a question that we often get asked before a separating individual or couple choose to engage us to prepare the documents to formalise their financial agreement.. Another question is, “If the Court refuses to make our agreement, will the Court impose an outcome on […]

Financial Separation Agreements and Why You Wouldn’t Do One

Those free, downloadable online ‘Separation Agreements’ or templates claiming to be ‘Binding Financial Separation Agreements’ should be avoided. Those documents, which might be called a’ Separation Agreement’ or ‘Deed of Separation’, do not comply with the requirements under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), which is the relevant law that applies to largely all separated couples in Australia (excluding […]