Family Law

Sweeping Changes To Inheritance Rules On The Horizon

On 1 November 2017 new intestacy rules come into force. These changes significantly affect the rights and entitlements of partners and children whose loved ones die without leaving a valid Will. These rules will also have the effect of increasing the likelihood of a deceased’s assets passing to the State, where there is no valid Will or close relatives.

MST Lawyers Supports Ronald McDonald House

This month MST Lawyers took part in the Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria’s Golf Day at and also hosted a Make a Meal night at Ronald McDonald House Monash.

Congratulations To Jeremy Hogg, MST Lawyers’ Newest Accredited Specialist

MST Lawyers is excited to share that Jeremy Hogg of the Family Law team has successfully attained accreditation from the Law Institute Victoria (LIV) as a specialist in Family Law.

The Illusion Of ‘Exclusion’ In Property Settlement Cases

The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia has confirmed that all property will be considered when finalising property matters between parties upon marriage breakdown. Significantly, this also includes property inherited years after separation. The ruling has established that property acquired post-separation will not be ‘excluded’ from consideration.