Re-thinking De Facto Relationships after this Month’s High Court Decision of Fairbairn V Radecki  HCA 18
In 2005/2006, the parties commenced a de facto relationship when they were both approximately 50 years of age. During the entirety of their relationship, the parties lived in the Wife’s farm property.
In the recent case of Thorpe & Stirling  FedCFamC1A 86 (15 December 2021), the Full Court of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia discussed the distinction between property and spousal maintenance orders.
From 1 April 2022, new laws will take effect to improve the visibility of superannuation assets in Family Law property proceedings. These are proceedings which deal with the division of property, including superannuation, between parties to a marriage or domestic (de facto) relationship.
We are delighted to announce that our Carmel Morrison is now an Accredited Family Law Specialist. Carmel has worked in the legal profession for over 30 years. She has a strong dedication to her family, and for many years she put her career on hold to raise and support her daughter as a single mother,…