Insurance Payments


INSURANCE PAYMENT FOR CANCER IS CONTRIBUTION BY WIFE A recent decision of the Family Court of Australia upheld a Federal Magistrates finding that payment that was received by the wife from an insurer because she had cancer was a contribution that was made by the wife. At the hearing before the Federal Magistrate the court [...]

Insurance Payments2012-09-27T08:35:49+10:00

Living Arrangements and Custody


Court Reverses Decision that children live with Father  The Full Court of the Family Court has confirmed a recent decision of a Federal Magistrate who decided that two children aged 8 and 5 should move from Port Macquarie, where they were living with their father, to Sydney so that they could live with their mother. [...]

Living Arrangements and Custody2012-09-20T09:57:20+10:00

What’s the deal with SMSFs?


It seems that self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are on the tip of everyone's tongue these days. So what's the deal? It used to be that there was a ban on borrowing within super. However, ever since changes were brought into the Superannuation Industry Supervision Act (SIS Act) in 2007, buying a property through an SMSF [...]

What’s the deal with SMSFs?2016-10-14T09:41:07+11:00

Domestic Violence Expanded


Recent changes to the Family Law Act have expanded the definition of Domestic Violence. In June 2012 the long awaited amendments were passed and came into law. Domestic Violence (or Family Violence as it is known under the Act) includes such things as assault, sexual assault, stalking and destroying property but it has now been [...]

Domestic Violence Expanded2012-09-06T09:49:32+10:00