Family Law and Divorce

Separation is difficult.

Our aim is to teach you how the law applies to you.  We find it is the fear of the unknown that makes family law more difficult for everyone involved.  If you know what is ahead and you are involved in the process, you can make decisions with a clear mind.

Did you know?

  1. Superannuation interests can be split, and a separate superannuation account opened in the name of each of the parties, making it easier to split all of the assets between the parties.
  2. You can make a claim for spousal maintenance in addition to a property settlement.  Spousal maintenance can be ordered by a court on an interim basis until a final hearing, or at a final hearing for weekly payment from one spouse to another.  And any money received pursuant to means tested or Centerlink pension is irrelevant for the calculation of the amount of spousal maintenance payable.
  3. Proceeds of a personal injuries claim received during or even after separation are a relevant asset for consideration by the court.
  4. Inheritances received during a relationship are important contributions to the pool of assets on behalf of the beneficiary, and an adjustment in favour of the beneficiary is likely, especially if the inheritance was received late in the relationship. Inheritances received after separation are still relevant to a court and need to be taken into account.
  5. The value of a business can be difficult to agree upon, and the court has the power to appoint a specialist valuer for this purpose.

Don’t make separation any harder, get the right advice and understand your position. Please email us at office@lmlaw.com.au or call our office on (07) 4128 1177 to speak with our experienced family law solicitor.

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