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Non-Financial Contributions During a Relationship

Non-Financial Contributions During a Relationship

There is a common misconception that the only relevant factor in a property division is financial contributions. Factors such as the length of a relationship and non-financial contributions can be as equally as important as financial contributions. Section 79 of the...

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 Property Settlement and Trusts

 Property Settlement and Trusts

If you are in the process of a separation, it is important to be aware that if either you or your partner are a beneficiary or trustee of a family trust, the assets of the trust may form part of the property division. It is a requirement that any trust documents be...

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Parenting Proceedings with Substance Abuse

Parenting Proceedings with Substance Abuse

Are you concerned for the welfare of your children when they are with the other parent who you believe has substance abuse problems? This is an issue facing many families and we are here to help you through these difficult moments. The Family Law Court’s primary focus...

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Tax and Property Division

Tax and Property Division

If you are going through a family law property division, the first step in the process is calculating the net assets of each party. This means that we must determine assets and liabilities for both parties as well as taking into account the tax debts that are yet to...

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Discharging a Property Order

Discharging a Property Order

When final Orders are made by the Family Law Courts pertaining to property division entitlements between parties to a de facto relationship or marriage, it is expected for such Orders to be final. However, section 79A of the Family Law Act (1975) (Cth) allows parties...

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Travelling Overseas

Travelling Overseas

Prior to making your booking for any holiday overseas, you must first seek the approval of the other parent before travelling with children. If there is no agreement, and you attempt to board a plane bound for an overseas destination, you may be stopped at Customs....

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Valuing a Family Business

Valuing a Family Business

The first step in disputes regarding property division is to identify the assets in the balance sheet so there is a clear understanding of what is to be divided. But how do assets such as a family business get treated? As family lawyers, we can usually assess whether...

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 Court Appearances – What to Expect

 Court Appearances – What to Expect

 Court Appearances – What to Expect For some of our clients, it may be the first time appearing in Court. Here is what to expect if you appear in Court. Most Court events are virtual and we have our clients attend our offices for these appearances. However, for...

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Are De Facto Relationships The Same as Marriage?

Are De Facto Relationships The Same as Marriage?

Are De Facto Relationships The Same as Marriage? Can I get a property settlement if I'm not married? The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) ("the Act") provides that people who are in a de facto relationship, have equal rights and obligations as those who are married. A de...

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Sydney NSW 2000
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Bowral NSW 2576
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Email: info@lewisfamilylawyers.com.au

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Sydney Office

Level 30, 133 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9159 9049
Mobile: 0438 800 996

Bowral Office

Suite 2B, 11-13 Bundaroo Street
Bowral NSW 2576
Phone: 02 4263 9011

Email: info@lewisfamilylawyers.com.au