Windfalls and family law property settlements

Published in Company News by on 02 Mar

The steps involved in determining how property is divided after the breakdown of a relationship generally include: <ul> <li>identifying the assets, liabilities and financial resources of the parties;</li> <li>assessing the parties' financial and non-financial contributions;</li> <li>evaluating the parties' respective future needs;</li> <li>determining a financial settlement that is, in all circumstances, just and equitable.</li> </ul> This is the process a Court takes in making property orders and also the approach usually adopted when negotiating a financial settlement.  It is important to note that many matters are resolved without litigation and, of those litigated, many are resolved without the need for trial. <a href="">Klimek & Wijay Family Lawyers</a> can assist you with your property settlement.

Serving Family Court documents when your ex lives overseas

Published in Company News by on 02 Mar

When starting a legal case, you must ‘serve’ the party against whom you are proceeding with the necessary documents. Service is an important first step in any legal matter to ensure the other party is provided the information relevant to the case, and an opportunity to respond. It is particularly important when the person served is not required to attend Court, which is often the case for a divorce hearing. In family law matters it can be difficult to serve documents when the other party resides overseas, cannot be located, or deliberately avoids service. <a href="">Klimek & Wijay Family Lawyers</a> can assist you with serving documents to your ex.

Family law and the family home – your options after separating

Published in Uncategorised by on 24 Mar

If you have separated from your spouse or de facto partner, deciding what to do about the family home can raise a whirlwind of emotions. Many memories are often attached to the family home – good and bad – and while some may want to retain the home and all the sentiment that goes with it, others may want nothing more than to move on.

Surrogacy – what you need to know

Published in Company News by on 31 Oct

Surrogacy is the process involving a substitute mother bearing a child on behalf of another person or persons. Altruistic surrogacy arrangements are legal in Australia and can provide benefits for all concerned. Those unable to conceive are given the opportunity to parent a child and the birth mother brings that child into the world.