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Separation, Divorce and Marriage – why timing matters

Dealing with the breakdown of a relationship is a difficult time for most separated parties, however part of the separation process is often focused on “moving on”. In Australia, parties must be separated for 12 months before applying to the Federal Circuit Court for a Divorce. A Divorce Application can be made individually or jointly […]

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Prenuptial Agreements (or Binding Financial Agreements) and Undue Influence

A recent ruling by the High Court of Australia has highlighted potentially the end of the prenuptial agreement, or a binding financial agreement, as it is known in Australia. In the case of Thorne v Kennedy (both pseudonyms as neither party can be identified in a Family Court case), a young Eastern European woman successfully […]

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