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 [...]

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 [...]