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 […]

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 […]

When A One Night Stand Results in Motherhood

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat would do you do when you have an unplanned pregnancy?  What are your rights as a mother, and what are the obligations of an unwilling father? If you know who the father is and have advised him of the pregnancy, but he is unwilling to be an active parent, you still have options to […]

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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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Separating? Keep it Positive

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen a marriage doesn’t work out it can be devastating.  But once the hurt subsides there can be positive ways couples can work through a separation. This blog provides tips on how couples can separate in a positive way. A Positive Story of Separation I’d like to share a story of a beautiful couple that […]

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7 Practical Tips When You’re Separating

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen couples separate, it can be a highly emotional time for all involved.  Often simple matters can be overlooked or ignored. Below we have compiled 7 practical tips that people should consider when going through the separation process. 1. Counselling Try and access counselling services as soon as possible. Ideally it would be great for […]

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Separated? 5 Steps to Applying for a Divorce Certificate

Reading Time: 4 minutesFor the majority of separated couples, applying for a Divorce Certificate is the final step in having their marriage formally recognised as dissolved. To apply for a Divorce Certificate, you must be able to show you have been separated in excess of 12 months and there is no reasonable likelihood that you will resume your […]

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Legal Tips for Same Sex Couples

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe issue of marriage equality is a hot topic in today’s media. Irrespective of your own personal beliefs on this issue, it is important that people are aware of how to protect their legal interests, as well as the sanctity of their relationship, particularly if they are in a same sex relationship In this blog […]

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Tips to Help Your Friend Through Separation & Divorce

Reading Time: 3 minutesDo you have a friend or family member going through a separation?  If yes, often this time can be a highly emotional and tumultuous stage in a person’s life, not only for the 2 parties dissolving their relationship, but also their family and friends. Providing the right support and directing them towards the right services […]