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Why is premarital property also divided during divorce?

When property is divided in Australia, the court considers both spouses’ contributions during the marriage and their future needs, including how to handle premarital property. In Australia, property acquired before or during marriage as jointly owned by the spouses. So, even if one spouse owned property before marriage, if it was used for the couple’s […]

Required to appear in court for speeding? Skipping can have varied consequences!

In Australia, speeding is one of the most common traffic violations. Under the laws of Victoria, if a person speeds by 10 kilometers, they are usually issued an Infringement Notice by the police. The fine typically results in a monetary penalty and demerit points. As long as you pay within the specified date, the issue […]

Signing a Binding Financial Agreement? You must hire a lawyer!

In Australia, Binding Financial Agreements (BFAs) differ from other standard contracts. Normally, if the parties are capable, they can privately draft a standard contract on their own. However, a BFA must be handled by a lawyer who, at the time the parties sign the agreement, issues a certificate confirming that the lawyer has fully explained […]

Got a Speeding Ticket? Is Everything Okay once the Fine is Paid?

Normal speeding fines usually come with a fine, which can be resolved by paying it on time. However, in some cases, speeding may require you to go to court, or even have a criminal record! Under what circumstances will you be automatically convicted of speeding? In Victoria, certain serious offenses, such as severe speeding (exceeding […]

Missing This Detail? Your Binding Financial Agreement Could Be Invalid!

A binding financial agreement (BFA) is a legal document that can help to avoid disputes in the event of a marriage breakdown. However, taking the property disclosure process seriously is important when signing a BFA. Whether both parties have accurately disclosed all of their local and overseas assets is essential for the agreement’s validity. Even […]

Not Hiring a Lawyer for Divorce Could Cost You a Fair Settlement. Learn Why.

Divorce is an important decision in life, involving family, property, children, and other aspects. If you lack understanding of the relevant laws, you may unknowingly make decisions that are disadvantageous or even illegal to yourself, ultimately leading to serious financial losses or other adverse consequences. Therefore, it is wise to hire a professional divorce lawyer […]

Divorce Asset Split: 3 Quick Steps to Secure Your Future

Property settlement is the process of dividing personal and shared property between two partners who have decided to separate. If both parties can reach an agreement, it can save a lot of time and legal fees. The normal property settlement process involves three steps. Step 1: Consult a lawyer Before you start negotiating with the […]

Splitting Assets? 3 Key Things Judges Consider!

Divorce property division is an important step in the divorce process that affects the interests of both parties. In Australia, the court considers the following three factors when hearing divorce property division cases: Contributions to the marriage The court will consider the contributions that each spouse made to the marriage, both financially and otherwise. For […]

Innocently Caught with Drugs? You may be charged with drug trafficking for one reason!

Even if you are not using drugs, being found with drugs on your person is very likely to be charged by the police. After being charged, several factors need to be established by the police: You are aware that there are drugs on your person. You have control over these drugs. However, the specific charge […]