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Working of Spousal Maintenance in Australia

People might ask “what is spousal maintenance?”, the answer is quite simple: it is financial assistance given by one ex-partner to the other if they are financially unstable. Spousal maintenance in Australia can also be paid by lump sum in lieu of spousal assets to be shared, such as boats or cars.
There are two types of spousal maintenance, the Family court and the Federal court deals with them.

Australian Federal Court Hands down judgment against Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Ltd – A Consumer Protection Perspective

This article aims to briefly examine the recent Australian Federal Court’s judgment in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Ltd [2022] FCA 875 and what it means for consumers where the consumers are subject to misleading or deceptive conduct and false or misleading representations. (Consumer Protection)
Summary of what was heard in the Court?

Electronic Communication – Have You Kept the Appropriate Records

The use of Email in particular has become a common practice for parties to electronic communication. Just because you have saved the email that you have sent, if it comes to litigation

, have you kept the necessary records?
The Electronic Transactions Act (Qld) 2001 provides that you must keep, in electronic form –

Divorce Rates in Australia

QUESTION: Which Australian State or Territory has the highest number percentage of recorded divorce rates against marriages?
ANSWER:Queensland had the highest crude divorce rate of 2.5 divorces per 1,000 estimated resident population, while the Northern Territory had the lowest of divorce rates in Australia at 1.7 per 1,000 estimated resident population.

Surrogacy Law in Australia

Surrogacy Law in Australia explained:
The word surrogate means a person trying to achieve output for another person. This person is simply a replacement. So in surrogate parenting, a married couple finds a substitute person to carry their child. Usually, these are parents who are not wanting to bear the child themselves. They can be physically unfit or they might have some medical illness that can be transferred to their child.

Top 10 Family Law Questions in Brisbane

We deliver to you the Top 10 Family Law Questions asked to us by our clients in Brisbane.
1. What is a Legal Separation and Divorce?
A Legal Separation or Divorce is legal recognition of the conclusion of your marriage.
You gain a Divorce if your marriage has broken down irretrievably and you’ve been officially separated for a minimum of 12 months.
Importantly, you don’t have to prove who was “at fault” and you don’t have to wait for the full 12 months after separation to conclude a property settlement.


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