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How Binding Financial Agreements Can Be Tailored To Your Needs

Mature agent consulting his business partners looking through financial contract

Talking to a new or existing partner about your financial affairs and what would happen if you were to separate may not feel like a positive conversation, but it can save you both many headaches and money in the future. By sitting down and agreeing who should have what if you were to separate when […]

Travelling Overseas with Children If You Have Separated

Man and child at the airport with backpack

In today’s cosmopolitan Australia, it is becoming more and more common for one parent of a child to have been born in a different country, who has since emigrated to live in the land down under. This often means the person has a much larger support network of family and friends back in their home […]

The Road to Resolution: The Timeframe of Separation Before Divorce

Asian couple arguing

In a world where marriage continues to evolve and redefine itself, it’s important to understand the legal nuances that accompany the dissolution of a marriage.  This article aims to provide clarity on the complexities of the Australian Family Law Act 1975, emphasising the critical importance of meeting a legal separation period, and providing guidance to […]

DIY Divorce: Navigating the Process on Your Own Terms

You never let me speak. Shot of a mature couple fighting.

Did you know that nearly one-third of marriages in Australia end in divorce? As this statistic demonstrates, divorce is an unfortunate reality for many couples. With the emotional and financial strain that often accompanies the dissolution of a marriage, it’s no wonder that some people are turning to do-it-yourself (DIY) divorces as a cost-effective and […]

How Long Does It Take To Settle An Estate?


Settling an estate, sometimes known as the probate process, is a crucial step in the distribution of a deceased individual’s assets and property. In a perfect world, the short answer is this process should take between 6-9 months. But the truth is, there are several factors that will come into play and could extend the […]

Estate planning vs. Will vs. Trust

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There’s this taboo about estate planning that keeps some people from recognising the importance of it. At its core, estate planning is about providing for your loved ones after you’re gone. This includes making sure they’re taken care of financially and emotionally. Legal jargon can be intimidating to digest and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. […]

Is it better to divorce or separate?

partial view of couple at table with divorce documentsand rings

When a married couple decide that they can no longer live together, they have to make a tough decision: should they get a divorce or should they separate? This is a question that many couples face, and there is no easy answer.  In this blog post, we will discuss the difference between divorce and separation, […]

How do I file for divorce without a lawyer?

Couple is divorced who handed their engagement ring to the divorce documents

In some cases, it is possible to obtain a divorce in Australia without the help of a lawyer. The first step is to determine whether you are eligible to file for divorce. In other cases, it may be necessary to seek legal assistance, especially if there are complex financial or child custody issues involved. In […]

How can I get a quick divorce in Australia?

Man Signing Divorce Papers

Divorce is hard on everyone, no matter how much you try to shield your family. Emotions will almost always be high, families become separated and children can be impacted. If you’re going through a divorce and are based in Australia, you may be wondering how long the process will take. The good news is that […]