High Court makes landmark ruling on financial agreements

High Court makes landmark ruling on financial agreements

A couple of months ago we posted a blog about an upcoming High Court case involving the strength of binding financial agreements. The case involves an Eastern European woman who met a property developer, with assets worth between $18 million and $24 million, online...
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...
High Court to determine strength of financial agreements

High Court to determine strength of financial agreements

The strength of financial agreements is set to be tested in the High Court in the coming weeks. The case involves an Eastern European woman who met a property developer, with assets worth between $18 million and $24 million, online before he brought her to Australia...
Who gets to keep the ring when a couple separates?

Who gets to keep the ring when a couple separates?

It is a situation most couples don’t contemplate when they get engaged. But it is an issue lawyers are frequently asked about. In the past, women have generally been expected to hand their rings back, but it appears that the law is changing. A Sydney man has learnt...