Leaving the Family Home During the Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, so is divorce season. While separation may be the right thing to do for your family, for the partner leaving the family home, it can be quite daunting. Particularly for men, walking out the …

Separation under One Roof

Thanks in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Australian economy is expected to experience a recession in the 2021 financial year.  With increased unemployment rates, and house prices falling over the last 5 years, there will likely be an …

COVID-19 & Co-Parenting

Tips and advice to help you navigate parenting issuesthat arise as a result of the coronavirus The coronavirus crisis has changed the way we live and work – in ways we never could have imagined, or planned for. Social distancing requirements, …

COVID-19 Restrictions and How They Impact your Family Agreements

With the current restrictions placed on everyone as a result of COVID-19, there are many concerns raised by separated couples as to how these restrictions impact families and their agreements with school closures and employment. These include how the family courts …

What Marriage Counts When you Want a Divorce?

A void marriage is of no effect in law.  It is not a marriage at all, whether or not the decree declaring it void has been pronounced.[1] It is not uncommon for a couple to have two marriage-like ceremonies, especially where …

Who Gets What When You Separate?

One of the most daunting parts of separating from your partner, or even thinking about it, can be uncertainty of who will get what. All too often people make the assumption that things will automatically be split 50/50 or that they’ll …

Do We Need a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

So… you’re planning on shacking up together, or preparing to walk down the aisle… While you’re hoping to live happily ever after, you’re probably aware that around 50% of marriages end in divorce. If you or your partner have assets or …

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