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De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia

Amy James
Senior Associate

Posted on 05/04/2019

60-Second Summary: It might come as a surprise to many but currently, in Western Australia, superannuation is not considered an asset for the purpose of a property division between de facto couples following a separation. This means that, unlike in any other Australian state or territory, superannuation cannot be split or transferred between de facto … Continue reading “De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia”


Disclosure in Family Law Cases – Some Practical Tips

Greg Martinovich
Barrister and Solicitor

Posted on 07/04/2017

What is disclosure? Disclosure is the process whereby each party to a legal dispute exchanges relevant documents in their possession or control. Parties of family law cases have a duty to exchange both documents that are helpful and detrimental to their case. The aim of disclosure is to help the parties focus on genuine issues, … Continue reading “Disclosure in Family Law Cases – Some Practical Tips”


Relocation – Things to consider for your first meeting with a lawyer

Posted on 20/01/2017

The transient nature of the Northern Territory, the nature of the employment opportunities in the Top End (such as mining and defence) and the high cost of living often means that families negotiating how they will parent following a separation will also have to give consideration to relocation, where one parent seeks to move a … Continue reading “Relocation – Things to consider for your first meeting with a lawyer”