Who gets the family pet?

Who gets the family pet?

Pets are, for many, another member of the family. It is then understandable that when a couple separates, the arrangements for the pets can be a big issue. However, in Australia, there are no “child custody laws” applicable to pets after a separation. Pets and...
How are personal injury awards treated in property settlements?

How are personal injury awards treated in property settlements?

Property settlements can be complex, especially when the separating couple has a large amount of assets. But what happens when one spouse has received a large personal injury payment? Is this considered a ‘contribution’ to the overall property pool or is it treated...