Matrimonial disputes after separation are dealt with by the Family Law Act for married couples and by the Family Court Act for de-facto couples (“the Acts”).
Many couples reach amicable agreements in relation to dividing their property and in relation to their children’s care arrangements (under the age of 18 years). Agreements can be recorded as Court Orders by asking the Family Court to make orders by consent.
However, other couples have difficulties negotiating and reaching agreement over property or children’s issues. The assistance of family law solicitors and the Family Court can resolve disagreements.
The court seeks to make orders that are fair and equitable to both parties in relation to their property.
The court seeks to ensure there are proper arrangements for the care of the children and these arrangements address the best interests of the children.
There are a number of issues related to matrimonial (including de-facto) relationships:
- Property Settlements Between Married Couples
- Property Settlements Between De-Facto Couples
- Financial Agreements – Prior, During and After a Relationship
- Splitting Superannuation
- Spousal Maintenance
- Divorce Applications
- Children Issues and Parenting Orders
- Restraining Orders
- Mediation of Family Disputes
- Arbitration of Family Disputes
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