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In a Property Settlement is a Lottery Win to be Shared Equally Between the Separating Spouses?

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In the case of Elford & Elford (2016), the Full Family Court dismissed the appeal of a wife who was seeking an increase from the 10% of the $1.4m asset pool she had been awarded, on separation, to 32%. A large part of the pool consisted of a lottery win of her husband. The wife, on appeal, argued that the Federal Circuit Court trial judge had incorrectly decided that the lottery win was a contribution by the husband rather than a “joint contribution” of them both.

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Property Settlement Entitlement in a Short-Lived "De Facto" Relationship

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The Federal Circuit Court of Australia recently had to consider whether it should make property orders in respect of a relationship that had lasted just 14 months. Adesso & Payton (2019) involved a pilot and an unemployed woman who was caring for a child of a previous relationship.

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8 Myths About Your Divorce

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Some perceptions about divorce may have been sown by following celebrity divorces completed, more often than not, in other jurisdictions such as the USA. Here we look at some misconceptions that may have formed in people’s minds about divorce.

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The Reform of Family Law

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After 18 months of work, the Australian Law Reform Commission has recently reported on its recommendations to amend the family law system. The report Family Law for the Future has 60 recommendations in all.

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Pet-Nups Are “on the up”

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As recently discussed, disputes over the family pet in a separation appear to be becoming more frequent. Even in the most amicable of divorces, some things cannot be split down the middle!  Can the uncertainty be prevented?

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