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Publication - 16 Dec 14

In any de facto relationship or marriage, the boundary between "what's mine" and "what's ours" is not always clear cut in the eyes of the law.  In this article, we discuss asset planning and look at how a Financial Agreement can be a valuable asset planning tool for those wishing to protect... 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 - 30 Jun 14

Financial agreements (or, as they are colloquially known, “Binding Financial Agreements”) have been available to Australian married couples for many years. In 2009, the option was extended to cover those in de facto relationships, including same sex relationships. This means that all Australian couples can plan and document arrangements in... Read More

Publication - 30 Jun 14

If your marriage or de facto relationship has broken down, understanding the implications of capital gains tax on property settlements is something that you will need to think about when you are negotiating your property settlement. In this article we take a look at common types of property division and... Read More

Publication - 30 Jul 13

Australian superannuation laws apply to both married and de facto couples, including same sex couples. Superannuation is treated just like any other asset in a marriage or de facto relationship. When a couple separates, superannuation can be divided up and shared between the separating parties. 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