Can I Leave My House to Facilitate Parenting Arrangements During COVID-19 Lockdown?

One of the most common questions we have received in the past weeks has been whether parents must (or should) comply with pre-existing parenting arrangements during COVID-19 lockdown. This was particularly so, as there was confusion as to whether informal (non-Court ordered) parenting arrangements constituted an exemption. The good news is that in most states … Read more

How is Superannuation dealt with in a Family Law property division?

Is Superannuation included as ‘property’ in a Family Law property division? After separation, it is generally necessary for property entitlements to be formally adjusted between the parties in accordance with each party’s entitlements under the Family Law Act 1975. Sometimes it may be appropriate to divide the matrimonial property pool on a 50/50 basis between … Read more

Specific Family Law Issues for Military personnel when facing a relationship breakdown

At Delaney Roberts Family Lawyers, we take particular pride in assisting our Defence Force community. Our office is located 500 metres from Bullecourt Barracks at Adamstown so over the past 12 years of operations we have helped numerous Defence Force personnel and their families.  The unique nature of employment in the military sometimes means that … Read more

The importance of a business valuation in a Family Law property division

Around 70% of Australia’s 2.1 million businesses are family owned.  This means that family businesses are commonly involved in a property division dispute when a couple separates.  Very often, both parties have worked hard and endured sacrifice to help the family business along.  When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down, the family business … Read more

My Ex and I have reached agreement on our property matter, what next?

Formalising Property Matters If you and your ex-partner have been able to reach an agreement about your property matter without the involvement of lawyers, the next step is to formalise your agreement. That’s where our experienced Family Lawyers  can help. There are two (2) ways you can formalise your property matter and obtaining expert independent … Read more

What is Child Support?

Child Support is one of the most complicated and contentious issues for separated parents. Child Support can be very confusing to understand and can cause ongoing tension between separated parents, especially as Child Support is payable until a child turns 18 or finishes high school (whichever happens later). What is Child Support? Child Support is … Read more

What about my Self Managed Super Fund?

Many couples choose to invest in their superannuation via a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund, rather than in the usual types of superannuation funds such as industry funds.  Often that is done on the advice of their accountant or financial advisor, either for asset protection purposes, or because it is considered that the type of investments they … Read more