When do you need a Will?

Dying without a legal Will can lead to unwanted disputes between your family and loved ones. Losing a loved one is already emotionally taxing and stressful without the added pressure of trying to determine how a person would like their assets distributed. A Will is a...

Divorce and Marriage Breakdown

Couples who have been married, can make an application for divorce in the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court to have financial and parental matters between them decided following the breakdown of their marriage. Generally speaking, the Family Court deals with more...

What are some Pre Court Dispute Resolution Processes?

The most common form of dispute resolution process before resorting to Court proceedings is mediation. Mediation is also often required by the Courts after proceedings are initiated, to try to get the parties to resolve or narrow the issues in dispute before a hearing...

What Happens to Your Inheritance When You Separate

Are inheritances a marital asset required to be shared with your spouse post-separation? Many people are unsure how an inheritance will be treated if they separate from their marital partner. Recently a client asked me whether a potential future inheritance would have...

Contesting A Will – What Do You Need To Know?

What is the difference between challenging a Will and contesting a Will? Challenging a Will is different to contesting a Will. Challenging a Will means bringing a case alleging that the Will is not valid, for example that it was executed improperly or under duress, or...