Lawyers Who Tell You What You Want to Hear

There are lawyers out there, just like car sales people, who will tell you what you want to hear. Perhaps you want to hear how much you’re “entitled” to in the division of assets or, that you “could get more” or that you’ll “definitely be able to have your children 50% of the time”. We’d suggest […]

Important time limits in family law

If you are a de facto couple, you have two years from the date of separation to reach a financial agreement with your partner or commence Court proceedings seeking a property settlement. If you haven’t reached a financial agreement within the two-year period and you still want a property settlement, then you have to ask […]

What is a de facto relationship?

A person is in a de facto relationship with another person if they are firstly, not married to the other person and secondly they are not related and thirdly, the circumstances of the relationship indicate that the two people are a couple living together on a genuine domestic basis. The relationship circumstances considered include the […]