If you’re thinking of separating from a spouse or partner, you’ve probably got family law questions, especially when there are children involved.
Family law is a complex area of law, and we come across lots of family law questions all the time. Below we have compiled a wide range of common family law questions that we hope will help you understand this area of the law better. Of course, for tailored advice, make sure you contact one of our friendly family lawyers!
Salvadore Dali died in 1989, yet an estate battle has suddenly erupted involving a potential child from an extra-marital relationship.
Recently, a judge has decided that Salvador Dali’s body will be exhumed in order to assist in settling a paternity suit that involves the estate, despite Dali having passed away in 1989. A woman named Pilar Abel, who was born in 1956, claims that she is the child of Dali after he had an affair with her mother.
How are alcoholism and divorce connected?
Recent research has shown that alcoholism is more likely to occur in people who are divorced rather than people who are married, and that divorced people use alcohol more obsessively. The research also shows that divorced people are more likely to develop alcoholic disorders and participate in risky activities. Previous studies showed that alcohol abuse lead to divorce, however, the recent research flips that statement backwards: Divorce can lead to alcohol abuse.
Do you know which estate planning questions to ask?
Imagine you are sitting down and are having a conversation with your lawyer about your estate plan. You’re going through the usual estate planning questions, like ‘what do you want to do with your house?’ Everything is going well and you are enjoying planning for your future. But some estate planning questions are harder to answer, like ‘what will happen to your children if you die?’
A recent case involving a woman wishing to overturn a prenuptial agreement may mean big changes for how such agreements are handled in Australian law. Previously, a pre-nuptial agreement (or binding financial agreement, as they are known in Australia) were a good way to keep your assets safe in the event of a marriage breakdown.