Dividing Marital Assets in a Divorce – how it works

Reading Time: 6 minutesCouples who have been in a genuine de facto relationship for at least 2 years, or couples who have been married, can apply to the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court to have financial matters between them decided following the breakdown of their marriage. Couples who separate and who are unable to agree on […]

Quick Chat Divorce & Separation Series -“Binding Financial Agreements”

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Quick Chat series involves a quick talk with a Legally Yours Lawyer for their expert legal advice on topics that matter. This series features Monica Blizzard from KHQ Lawyers as we discuss topics relevant to Divorce and Separation. This is the last episode in a four part series that covers – Binding Financial Agreements. […]

Quick Chat Divorce & Separation Series -“What is a divorce?”

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Quick Chat series involves a quick talk with a Legally Yours Lawyer for their expert legal advice on topics that matter. This series features Monica Blizzard from KHQ Lawyers as we discuss topics relevant to Divorce and Separation. This is the third episode in a four part series that covers – What is a […]

Quick Chat Divorce & Separation Series -“You have separated, what now?

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Quick Chat series involves a quick talk with a Legally Yours Lawyer for their expert legal advice on topics that matter. This series features Monica Blizzard from KHQ Lawyers as we discuss topics relevant to Divorce and Separation. This is the second episode in a four part series that covers – You have separated, […]

Quick Chat Divorce & Separation Series – “Are you thinking of separating?”

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Quick Chat series involves a quick talk with a Legally Yours Lawyer for their expert legal advice on topics that matter. This series features Monica Blizzard from KHQ Lawyers as we discuss topics relevant to Divorce and Separation. This is the first episode in a four part series that covers – Are you thinking […]

Lawyers in Family Law – Lavina Chan from Winter Lawyer

Reading Time: 1 minutesKaren Finch, CEO of Legally Yours, recently sat down with Lavina Chan, Principal of Winter Lawyer in Brisbane.   For more information on Lavina’s legal expertise and what makes her right for the Legally Yours marketplace, watch our quick Q & A video. Need a family law mediator in Brisbane? Head to our website at www.legallyyours.com.au and […]

Legally Yours hosts a Family Law Forum in Melbourne

Reading Time: 3 minutesLegally Yours recently partnered with Karen Hodgkins Filmmaker for an open forum about family law. Moderated by Judi Rotstein, renowned Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Mediator, our panellist of family law experts and professionals discussed the current state of the family law system and how the professions can work together in the future to achieve […]

Lawyers in Conflict Resolution – James Matthies from Matthies Lawyers

Reading Time: 1 minutesGet to know Legally Yours member, James Matthies, from Matthies Lawyers Karen Finch, CEO of Legally Yours, recently sat down with James Matthies from Matthies Lawyers. For more information on James’ legal expertise and what makes him right for the Legally Yours marketplace, watch our quick Q & A video. Need debt collection, insolvency,  family […]

Grandparents’ Rights under the Family Law Act

Reading Time: 3 minutesGrandparents are playing a greater role in many families, often due to the high cost of childcare and increasing rates of divorce.  But what happens when a grandparent is refused time with their grandchild or wishes to assume full care of a child?  What are grandparents’ rights in these circumstances? What the law says The […]

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Understanding Binding Financial Agreements & Prenups

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat is a Binding Financial Agreement? A Binding Financial Agreement is legal agreement used by married or de facto couples to determine how their property and financial resources shall be divided in the event of a separation or divorce. Binding Financial Agreements (sometimes referred to as ‘pre-nups’ or ‘pre-nuptial agreements) can be entered into at […]

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Divorce: When and How Can I Get Divorced?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen can I apply for a divorce? Divorce is the official ending of a marriage. Broadly speaking, in Australia you can apply for a divorce when there has been an ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of the marriage. Irretrievable breakdown is demonstrated by the fact the two parties to the marriage have been separated for 12 months or […]

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Spousal Maintenance. What is it and am I entitled to it?

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat is Spousal Maintenance? Spousal maintenance is a payment from one former spouse to the other former spouse after separation or divorce. The purpose of spousal maintenance is to help the recipient support themselves. It is a separate payment to child support and may be payable in addition to child support. Who is entitled to […]