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11 Questions To Ask Your Divorce Lawyer At Your First Meeting

By |2021-02-16T15:13:43+10:00February 16th, 2021|Personal, Uncategorized|

The process of divorce needs just as much serious consideration and preparation as the marriage that preceded it – if not more. In the midst of the hurt and confusion you’re feeling at this moment, it’s important to think and plan as clearly as possible, in order to get the best outcomes. With that in [...]

Must-Read Marriage Advice From Husband & Wife Divorce Lawyers

By |2021-02-09T09:24:24+10:00February 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|

I take a deep breath. The music starts. And I begin walking down the aisle towards my soon to be husband. Next minute, we’re in Bunnings fighting about a light fitting. That’s marriage… right?! The best moments of your life, interspersed with a partner who hogs the blankets, can’t decide if they’re hungry or not [...]

Co-Parenting At Christmas – Your Options For A Stress Free Holiday Season

By |2020-12-18T09:39:07+10:00December 18th, 2020|Parenting|

It’s the time of year that we’re supposed to fill with fun, friends and family. And the fourth “f” of the season is supposed to be for “food”… not that other 4 letter “f” word. So, how do you peacefully divide the Christmas period when you both want to share this time with your children? [...]

Negotiating Parenting Arrangements – Without Going To Court

By |2020-12-16T17:22:23+10:00December 16th, 2020|Parenting|

You know your child better than anyone else which is why it is important to attempt to resolve any dispute with your partner parent without having to go through the Court process - which can be very slow and costly. Once agreement is reached, you can formalise the agreement in two ways: A Parenting Plan [...]

I’m separated. Should I stay in the family home? Or should I go?

By |2020-11-30T17:22:27+10:00November 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

You and your partner may have recently separated, or perhaps you are considering separation, and you are questioning what will happen with the family home. Who will stay? Who will go? Who will pay the bills? Questions such as these frequently arise here at Nolan Lawyers, so we have taken the time to answer them [...]

Do I have to pay spousal maintenance?

By |2020-11-20T10:23:36+10:00November 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

When establishing whether you have to pay spousal maintenance or whether a party has a right to receive spousal maintenance, the Court first applies a twofold threshold test: Does the payer have the capacity to pay? This can also be framed as – is the payer reasonably able to pay after their own reasonable living [...]

That’s not fair! The truth about dividing your assets during a separation

By |2020-11-20T10:23:31+10:00November 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What happens if you have separated from your partner, you are in the process of negotiating your property settlement and you win the lottery? Surely, your former partner should not be entitled to any of your lottery wins. You were separated right? Well, unfortunately the law may not be on your side with this one. [...]

Why should I formalise my property settlement?

By |2020-11-20T10:22:47+10:00November 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Don't fall into the trap of not formalising your property settlement when you already have an agreement with your former partner, or you have no significant assets to divide, such as a house. But why engage lawyers and spend money when you already have an amicable agreement? Or why formalise a property settlement when there [...]


By |2019-06-28T08:49:11+10:00June 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Deciding to end a marriage is an incredibly difficult decision and can cause both parties a considerable amount of emotional stress. Common misconceptions One of the most common misconceptions in family law is that a “Divorce” includes your property settlement and/or parenting arrangements for your children.  The Application for Divorce is in fact entirely separate [...]

Mother’s Day for Separated Mums

By |2019-05-07T11:41:34+10:00May 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

This Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day. It is an opportunity for everyone to pay tribute to all mother figures in their lives and thank them for all their love and support. For separated or single mothers however, this day can come along with its own set of problems. Mother’s Day may be an upsetting and [...]

The move to Electronic Conveyancing

By |2019-06-28T09:32:04+10:00May 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

On 1 July 2019, electronic conveyancing will be compulsory in New South Wales. Electronic conveyancing provides a quick, simple way to complete the purchase or sale of property. What is electronic conveyancing? Electronic conveyancing is a conveyancing transaction where solicitors and conveyancers settle electronically through the platform provided by Property Exchange Australia Limited (PEXA). PEXA [...]

Appointing an Enduring Guardian

By |2019-04-03T10:48:38+10:00April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

An enduring guardian is an individual who is given authority to make decisions on your health and lifestyle decisions, on behalf of yourself, in the instance where you are no longer able to make those decisions. This is distinct from an enduring power of attorney who, in the same instance, manages your financial and legal [...]

Financial Disclosure in Family Law

By |2019-02-15T08:11:38+10:00February 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Parties involved in a Family Law matter have a duty to disclose to the court and to the other side certain financial information which is relevant to an issue in their case, which is in their possession or which they have authority or ability to contain. This is called the “duty of disclosure” as set [...]

Family Law and Dads – Understanding your Rights

By |2019-01-25T12:31:24+10:00January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Going through a separation is never easy, particularly when there are children involved.  It is not possible for care arrangements to continue as they were when parties were together, and it is often difficult to come to agreement that both parties are happy with, particularly where there has been conflict.  Sadly, it is often the [...]

The Family Court and de facto relationships

By |2019-01-25T12:05:50+10:00January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Over the last decade an increasing number of Australians are living in de facto relationships, while marriage rates have fallen. Reflecting this societal change, the law was changed in 2009 (2002 in Western Australia) so that the same law now applies to separating de facto couples as applies to separating married couples. That is, any [...]

The process of obtaining Probate

By |2018-12-12T09:18:10+10:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Probate is a grant made by the Supreme Court of New South Wales that ‘proves’ the Will of a deceased person and enables the executor to legally deal with the assets of the deceased’s estate. As the legal personal representative of the estate, the executor must determine the assets and liabilities, liaise with debtors, creditors [...]

Executing documents on behalf of a Company

By |2018-12-12T09:01:41+10:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There are a number of ways that a document can be signed by a company and it is important that all directors are familiar with the formalities that need to be adhered to when executing documents. It is essential that all documents signed by a company are executed properly to create legally binding agreements that [...]

What happens if your property is damaged before settlement?

By |2018-12-12T08:55:31+10:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This article explores the legal position of a purchaser and vendor when a property that is the subject of a sale is damaged after exchange of contracts but before settlement. The information in this article is equally relevant to both parties involved in a residential conveyancing transaction. The passing of risk The time that risk [...]