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What Is A Short Marriage Property Settlement?

Although a property settlement is a common occurrence, property settlement outcomes are never the same. A short marriage property settlement can be quite different from that of a long marriage. Marriages end at different times and in different places, and each short marriage has its own specific circumstances and individual aspects to take into consideration. …

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Divorce and Business

Divorce can be hard enough without it involving your business and livelihood. For many Australian couples, divorce and business mix, and this leads to big questions and big decisions about the business they run. Lots of people run businesses, whether these are start-ups, small businesses, local business or multinational companies. The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving, …

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The Right To Stay In the Family Home After Separation

When Your Ex Won’t Move Out It is easy to think of separation as exactly that: a breakdown of the relationship and therefore a physical separation as one or both parties move out of what was once their family home. Sometimes, however, that matrimonial home becomes a battleground as ex-spouses decide to separate but then …

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The Politician, the Wife and the Partner

A man has an affair with a woman he met at work. He was married to his estranged wife for twenty-four years and has four daughters with her. His girlfriend is now seven months pregnant with his fifth child. Spotted this weekend with his girlfriend house hunting in the holiday suburb of South West Rocks …

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Financial Divorce Advice

Divorce normally means that you will be making a number of life-changing decisions. After a divorce, both spouses will most likely find themselves with less money than what they enjoyed before as a couple. This makes the divorce process a difficult transition and will require a reassessment of current lifestyle choices, adjustment to the new …

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Court Refuses To Split Property After Breakdown Of 5 Year Marriage

A court declared that a husband and wife were to walk away with their own property after the breakdown of a 5-year marriage. This left the husband with $80,000 and the wife with $300,000. Under Section 79 of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), the court has the discretion to make property settlement orders if …

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