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  • Asset Protection – Gifts from Parents in Family Law Matters
    Loving parents often give property to their children as expressions of love. However, these properties may be considered part of their children’s asset pool and subject to division in family law matters. Some people are concerned about protecting their assets in accordance with the law while still being able to freely give gifts to their […]
  • Whether percentage apportionment of net proceeds of sale of matrimonial property is “just and equitable”
    In the recent case of Mullis & Quimby [2023] FedCFamC1A 16, McClelland DCJ allowed the appeal sitting in the Appellant Division. The background of the case is follows: [2] The parties commenced cohabitation in 1991 or 1992, although they were never married. There are two children of the relationship, one who is now an adult […]
  • How do I get rid of my business partner?
    They say that ending a business arrangement can be more difficult than ending a marriage – especially if a partnership or shareholders’ agreement is involved. So, what’s the best way to get rid of troublesome business partners? The short answer is – it depends! When “considering your options” you need legal advice tailored to your […]
  • Ramification of ‘Harman’ undertaking in Family Law
    The Harman undertaking originally derived its name from the English case of Harman v Secretary of State for Home Department [1983] 1 AC 280. It is an implied undertaking to the court that any documents produced or filed in a court proceeding are to be used only for the purposes of that proceedings and is […]
  • Property settlement and valuation – Family Law Act
    Are you a third party with an interest in a property which requires valuation for the purpose of property settlement in a family law matter? Did you know it is possible to get a valuation for a minority shareholding in a property which is subject of a family law proceeding? Many cases have dealt with […]