When a court makes a children's Order, the Family Law Act 1975 requires it to regard the best interests of the child as the most important consideration. Parents are encouraged to use this principle when trying to negotiate parenting plans.
When dividing property in Family Law, an approach that involves four steps is taken.
1. All assets and debts of the relationship are included to make a property pool (at this stage there is a process of obtaining valuations of assets and disclosure by both parties of all financials, including bank accounts, superannuation and business financials).
2. The contributions of each party, also known as the s79 (4) factors, are looked at in light of the property pool.
3. The future needs of each party, s75(2) factors, are taken into account.
4. A 'just and equitable' adjustment is the final step.
Cathryn Shiels Lawyers was established in 2015. The firm that prides itself as a leading provider of Family Law services in the Bendigo
region and surrounding areas.
As a small firm, providing personalised service, the firm has demonstrated continued success.
Personalised service is a core philosophy of the firm. You will be represented by the one Lawyer for your entire case.
Cathryn strives to get the best results, in the shortest time, costing you, the client, less.
Family Law proceedings, separation and divorce can be a very stressful time. You will be supported and listened to throughout the process.
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