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Publication - 16 Nov 17

If your marriage or de facto relationship breaks down, the outcome of your property settlement can be significantly affected by tax and stamp duty consequences. Understanding which taxes and duties may apply is important when negotiating your property settlement. Read More

News - 06 Oct 15

Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, today signalled his government's intention to introduce a new Bill into Victorian Parliament this week, aimed at removing discrimination against children of same sex parents by enabling same sex couples to adopt in Victoria. The Bill will implement recommendations in the Adoption Act Review undertaken by Eamonn... Read More

Publication - 04 Aug 14

The Australian Taxation Office recently issued a ruling confirming that cash payments or transfers of property from private companies to individuals as part of a property settlement for separating couples, are likely to be treated as dividends from those companies. Effectively it means that cash payments or transfers of property from... Read More

Publication - 01 Jul 14

The breakdown of a relationship is a significant life stressor, and may contribute to or trigger anxiety, depression, and other health issues. Resolving underlying legal concerns regarding relationships with their children, financial security, or issues such as family violence, may assist in treating patients. This brochure provides an overview of the... Read More

Publication - 22 Jul 13

Are you in a same sex relationship and thinking of starting a family? For couples in this position, there are legal issues surrounding parental rights that should be considered before starting a family. This article will explore the rights of both biological and non-biological parents who are in gay male and... Read More

Publication - 30 Jun 14

Treating children is a rewarding experience, but difficulties may arise if the child’s parents are in dispute regarding proposed medical treatment. These disputes are common in the context of a relationship breakdown and it is important to be aware of what legal issues may arise in these circumstances. Read More