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The Distinction between Property and Spousal Maintenance

25 Feb 2022

In the recent case of Thorpe & Stirling [2021] 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.

IMPROVING THE VISIBILITY OF SUPERANNUATION ASSETS IN FAMILY LAW PROPERTY PROCEEDINGS

26 Nov 2021

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.

MST Congratulates Carmel Morrison – Newly Accredited Family Law Specialist

12 Nov 2021

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,…

3 IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW FEDERAL CIRCUIT AND FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA

29 Sep 2021

On 1 September 2021, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia merged to become the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). The FCFCOA has been designed to achieve the quick, inexpensive and fair resolution of Family Law disputes, as well as ensuring the safety of families and children.