Once you have decided or you have come to the realisation there is no prospect of reconciliation, it is usually best to start the process of negotiating parenting and financial arrangements sooner rather than later. In most cases, the longer the process drags out, the more difficult it becomes. Especially
In the lead up to separation, there is usually a fair bit of conflict between spouses. It is a stressful time for all involved, particularly where there are children in the relationship. In the midst of the parents’ separation, children can often get caught up in the conflict. For the
The legendary foundation author of Quick on Costs, Roger Quick, has asked me to put this old workmanlike paper on my blog so that he can cite it and link to it in the second edition of that monumental text which he is kindly working on for all our benefits.
If you haven’t already done so, the first decision you need to make is whether you want to separate. Separation is not only life-changing and emotionally taxing — it is also stressful, difficult, time-consuming and can be very expensive. In my experience, where one party has decided to separate, the
Life is grand. I am the luckiest man to live. Due to changes in the law, I have been allowed to marry- and to have a child with the person I love. While getting married and having a child seem self-evident truths, for LGBTIQ+ couples the law (and until 40
Some countries and states have introduced a Vaccine Passport, to allow more domestic and international movement and businesses to return. What are the technical and legal obstacles to a COVID-19 vaccine passport here in Australia? And in this Pride Month, while the LGBTQI community has a lot to celebrate
The endangered greater glider, nearly a metre long, one of the biggest gliding mammals in the world, lives for 15 years, eats gum leaves, glides for 100 m between, ideally, tall old trees with hollows to bunk down in.
Further to my post about the fall out from the Lacrosse Tower fire in VCAT (see: https://melbournepropertylaw.blogspot.com/2020/01/who-is-responsible-when-external.html), the Court of Appeal recently handed down its decision on the appeal from VCAT.
In Tanah Merah Vic Pty Ltd v Owners’ Corporation No 1 of PS631436T  VSCA 72, Beach, Osborn JJA and Stynes AJA
The Supreme Court of Queensland (Holmes CJ) has recently considered the duty of a mortgagee in selling a secured property in uncertain economic times (ie during a pandemic). In HSBC Bank Australia Ltd v Wang & Ors  QSC 58, the Court considered an application to remove a caveat lodged by
Former Attorney General Christian Porter has discontinued his defamation litigation against the ABC. And power company AGL is taking Greenpeace to court arguing breach of trademark and copyright. AGL says the activist group should not have used its trademark in a series of parody advertisements that highlights its CO2