Are you establishing a ‘foreign’ discretionary trust?

Are you establishing a ‘foreign’ discretionary trust?

Discretionary trusts have long been a cornerstone of business, asset and wealth structuring though their benefits of protecting assets and allowing income to be streamed to beneficiaries in the most...

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Relationship Breakdown and the Importance of Reviewing Your Estate Plan

Following the breakdown of your marriage or de facto relationship, your primary focus is likely to be putting in place some arrangements for children, re-housing, dividing up your assets/finances and...

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Disclosure of financial documents in family law settlements

  To disclose, or not to disclose – that is the question (or whatever Shakespeare said) A financial settlement with a former partner can be one of the most emotional financial decisions you will...

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements- The pros and cons and top 5 reasons why you should be considering one

  If you’re thinking of walking down the aisle or moving in with your partner, then it may be time to think about a Financial Agreement, commonly referred to a pre-nuptial agreement or ‘pre-nup’...

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Thinking of separating? What’s your number one priority to protect yourself

  Having the support of family and friends can be crucial when going through a relationship breakdown, but getting specialist advice from a family lawyer early on can be invaluable.  ...

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Christmas and Co-parenting- Top 5 tips to making it work

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas but for some, after a stressful 2020, Christmas can be a time of sadness and frustration. So, what can separated families do to make Christmas a little...

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Allegations in family law proceedings could result in criminal offences

Raising children with your ex-partner following separation can be difficult and stressful and many parents find themselves embroiled in Court proceedings to determine ongoing arrangements for their...

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I lost my job during COVID-19 – Do I still have to pay Child Support?

We have not heard the word “unprecedented” used more than we have over the past eight months, however, it is arguably the most accurate word to describe the trying times we have faced and are likely...

Thinktwice before you Tweet! Social Media and Family Law

#Thinktwice before you Tweet! Social Media and Family Law

With the tap of a finger, it is now faster than ever to share our lives, thoughts and feelings with the world. Whilst there are so many benefits to social media such as having the ability to keep in...