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

COVID-19 and your Family Law Matter

At Roberts Legal we understand that the current health crisis may have increased your anxiety in relation to your separation and family law matter. However just because we are encouraged to socially isolate, doesn’t mean that you have to put your life on hold. Certainly, the way we are interacting is changing, however we are … Read more

Spousal Maintenance and Interim Property Settlements: How You Can Get Your Independence Sooner.

When you make the decision to separate from your partner, the last thing that you want to have to worry about is money. Unfortunately for many individuals the time surrounding separation can cause significant financial stress, particularly when one party to the relationship has traditionally taken on the role of parent and homemaker whilst the … Read more

My ex-partner’s income is much larger than mine; how can I get back on my feet?

As Family Lawyers, it’s not uncommon for us to meet with clients who earn a lot less than their former partner. Often one party has sacrificed their career in order to raise a family and as a result their capacity to earn a higher income has been limited. The Family Law Act recognises that this … Read more

Why I will never tell you an “informal property agreement is the way to go…”

We understand that you may not want to rock the boat. You have finally reached an agreement. You’re happy, your ex partner is happy, you just want to keep it amicable and move on. Here is why you should consider rocking the boat. Informal Property Settlements NOT Binding The Family Court Rules provides that any … Read more

What are the implications of not documenting an informal property settlement?

A property settlement is legally binding only if it occurs pursuant to a Binding Financial Agreement or Consent Orders. If you decide to informally document your property settlement you should be aware that your former partner can change their mind and apply to the Court for a property settlement that is different to the one … Read more