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News - 22 Apr 16

The colloquially referred to 'pre-nup' is properly known as a Financial Agreement under Australian law. Financial Agreements are available to all Australian couples, including de facto and same sex, to document arrangements in relation to their financial affairs and the division of assets in case you and your partner decide... Read More

Publication - 30 Jul 13

Married couples can apply for a divorce in Australia if the marriage has broken down irretrievably. Couples must have been separated for at least 12 months and one of the parties: must regard Australia as their home and intend to live in Australia indefinitely; or be an Australian citizen by birth, descent... Read More

Publication - 23 Jul 13

The law is catching up with social change by recognising same-sex couples’ desire to become parents. The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 came into effect in January 2010. It made assisted reproductive treatment, including altruistic (unpaid) surrogacy arrangements, available to same-sex couples for the first time. Couples should be... Read More

Publication - 23 Jul 13

Advances in assisted reproduction technology have meant that the law has had to reconsider definitions and presumptions about who a child’s parents are for legal purposes. The rights of lesbian parents are protected by law, however, it is very important that gay male couples or other couples whose child was born... Read More

Publication - 19 Jul 13

If you and your spouse or partner (including same-sex partners) have separated, you will no doubt be wondering how you will divide up your property and other financial assets.  In this article, we talk about your first meeting with your solicitor and what information to bring along to that meeting, as... Read More

Publication - 19 Jul 13

Are you currently living with your partner in a carefree relationship without the “shackles” of a formal marriage commitment ? Are you in a relationship but maintaining separate residences? Believe it or not, just because you aren’t married or are not living together it doesn’t necessarily mean that “what’s yours is... Read More