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Legislation Update: Superannuation Split in WA Defacto Relationships

Superannuation Split in WA Defacto RelationshipsSuperannuation Split in WA Defacto Relationships Last week we heard the announcement that Attorney General John Quigley has, after much anticipation, introduced legislation into the state parliament to remedy WA’s “odd one out” stance on excluding superannuation from asset divisions following the separation of a de facto relationship. Across the […]

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

For the last year, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye (“Ye”) West, have been navigating their separation and divorce. Whilst their separation is being displayed on a public platform, it remains that due process must be followed when dividing their assets, arranging custody agreements, and resolving their marital status. Facts Kim and Ye were married for […]

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Separation and what it means for your business

If you and your ex-partner own a business, you might be wondering what will happen to it during separation. Whether one party owns the business outright or you both own the business in partnership, that business classifies as an asset under the Family Law Act. As a marital asset, a business will therefore need to […]

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Can My Inheritance be Claimed by My Ex-Partner?

Like most answers in law, the way the Family Court of Western Australia treats inheritance when determining a financial settlement is not “one size fits all” and will depend on the facts and circumstances of your case. In some cases the inheritance may be included as part of the overall asset pool of the parties […]

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The Importance of Estate Planning and Succession Planning

What is Estate Planning?  In its simplest form, Estate Planning and Succession Planning is about peace of mind. Involving much more than just a Will (although it is important to ensure your Will is updated and valid) an Estate Plan will manage many other factors relating to the transfer of your wealth after you pass […]

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