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Spousal Maintenance

De Facto Relationships

Takeaway Point  If you are starting a relationship (or currently in one) and you have property, then you should seek legal advice about how to keep that property in the event of separation. Property can include: Real Estate Bank Accounts Cash Vehicles Household Furniture and Contents Shares Investments Superannuation Interests in a Business or Trust Inheritances   Would You Like…

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What You Need To Know About The Family Law Court Process

When going through a separation, we always recommend that people try to negotiate and resolve their financial and parenting matters by agreement, rather than litigating the matter in Court (See our post “Why You Should Avoid Going To Court In Family Law”). However, there are times when Court litigation might be your only option. For example, if you and your…

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What If I Can’t Afford A Family Lawyer?

Have you separated and are unsure about what to do next? Do you simply not have the funds readily accessible to pay for a family lawyer? Would you like to know about the different options that may be available to you? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this post is for you! At Martens Legal we…

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How To Decide If You Need A Prenup (AKA Financial Agreement)

The last 50 years has seen the greater acceptance of de facto relationships as well as the rise of the second, third (and beyond) marriages. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has also demonstrated the significant increase in marrying ages of both males and females in Australia. See below. There is no doubt that changes to relationship trends and…

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