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Dividing Assets when Divorcing Later in Life

Dividing Assets when Divorcing Later in Life

The recent separation of technology mogul, Bill Gates, and his former wife, Melinda Gates, after 27 years of marriage, highlights the increasing trend of ‘grey divorce’ cases. The average age of divorcees in Australia is gradually rising, which is disrupting the retirement plans of many Australians who, after decades of marriage, did not expect to… Read More

Waste of Assets in a Property Settlement?

Who Pays for the Waste of Assets in a Property Settlement?

A fundamental component of a financial or business investment is risk. Adopting risk can reward the investor with higher returns, but at other times, it may result in a significant loss or waste of assets. During a relationship, this risk is shared by both partners, but upon separation, any subsequent investments are subject to assessment… Read More

The Influence of a Child’s Perspective when making Parenting Orders

The Influence of a Child’s Perspective when making Parenting Orders

When children are involved in a separation or divorce, a court may make parenting orders in relation to time each parent spends with their child. These orders are made when the parents have made a genuine effort to engage in family dispute resolution or pre-action measures (such as counselling or mediation), and have made reasonable… Read More

The importance of Trademarks Blog post - Image of burger and fries

Legal Pickles, Bun Fights and the Importance of Trade marks

Trade marks on the Grill The famous Australian burger chain known as Grill’d released a contentious advertising campaign to promote its healthy fried chicken (“HFC”) burger range. This case highlights the way in which slogans derivative of a competitor can be legally used. Grill’d used their ad to attack the quality of KCF’s burgers. In… Read More

Pet Custody Disputes Arising from Divorce or Separation

Pet Custody Disputes Arising from Divorce or Separation

Divorce or separation has a significant impact on all members of the family, including our beloved pets. Approximately 61% of Australian households have at least one pet and, in the event of a divorce or separation, pet custody can be a significant issue in the dispute due to the considerable emotional attachment we have to… Read More