The Federal Circuit Court and Family Court merger – 6 months in

The pathway of the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court merger and its achievements over six months

On 1 September 2021 the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia amalgamated to form one single court called the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) The Merger ~ Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Broadly speaking, the main goals of the merger were to create one single entry […]

Is my ex entitled to half of my superannuation?

We are separating is my ex entitled to half of my superannuation?

The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court considers a number of factors when deciding who gets what after separation. It is important to know that while you may not need to pay your ex any of your superannuation, it is considered to be a part of your joint property pool for division. Your property pool will also include any bank accounts, motor vehicles, property or shares held jointly with your ex or solely.

Family Property: Financial Separation, Simplified.

Financial separation and family property settlement simplified.

Capelin Law is always on the hunt for innovative new legal technology which can help us more efficiently manage the administrative side of our work. We have been working with FamilyProperty for a while now. It is an exciting new tool which streamlines the entire family property settlement process through one unique platform. It reduces the amount of time spent on administration, leaving more time to focus on achieving the right outcome for you and your family.

How can significant life events impact on your will

Capelin Law Blog a man and a woman on their wedding day and how significant life events impact on your will.

If you have just married, are having kids or just thinking about it, contemplating separation or recently divorced it’s important to understand what impact these and other significant life events can have on your will.

Four reasons to choose a collaborative divorce (and avoid going to Court)

Capelin Law Blog gives advice on four reasons to choose collaborative divorce and avoid going to court.

In a traditional divorce model separating partners face off against the other with the mindset that both individuals are fighting it out in order to preserve their own interests. Emotions run high and as a lawyer it can be easy to let your client’s emotions govern the process. Whilst not uncommon, taking the ‘warfare’ approach is usually short-sighted and detrimental for all involved. We don’t work that way. We will tell you the tough stuff up front. You won’t always get what you want out of this but if you do it collaboratively, you will be far better off.

5 ways to save $$$ on your divorce

Two wedding rings one for the woman and one for the man.

It’s one of the first questions my clients ask. How much is this going to cost?
The answer of course is a pineapple. It depends very much on you and how you are going to handle it.

Here’s five things you can do to save money on your divorce: