An important reminder about Binding Financial Agreements

An article reported on the Age news website featuring a high profile couple provides a timely reminder that a binding financial agreement (or pre-nup) must comply with strict legislative requirements to be binding. The Age reports that Grant Hackett is suing over a pre-nup agreement with Candice Alley. He is pursuing legal action against two law firms over an allegedly botched pre-nuptial agreement. Grant Hackett alleges that the binding financial agreement was not drafted in a way that complied with
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How to choose a good divorce lawyer

The choice of a divorce lawyer is crucial to the outcome of your case and the way it progresses. Choosing the wrong lawyer can increase the emotional stress of being involved in a family law case and the cost to you and your family. Many people change lawyers during their case, even though making a change can be costly. Carr & Co is regularly involved in cases which were first handled by another lawyer. So how do you choose the
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The Accidental Bigamist

When John and Mary separated after 20 years of marriage, both left on good terms. John got to keep what he wanted and Mary received enough to secure herself financially. However John and Mary forgot to lodge an Application for Divorce at the Family Court, as they were preoccupied with dealing with their financial matters. After separation John met Suzie, and they hit it off from the start, a true love story. After supporting John through the financial proceedings with
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Divorcing in protest?

Remember the couple that vowed to get divorced if laws allowing same sex marriage are passed in Australia? While most readers were left with a lot of questions about this article the main one that struck us was whether they could actually legally go through with it. Back in June, the couple vowed to get divorced but stated that they were not going to actually separate. In Australia “the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage” is the only basis upon which
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