In today’s globalised world, it is becoming increasingly common for individuals to own property overseas such as real estate, funds in international bank accounts or international shareholdings. So, what happens to overseas assets after separation or divorce?
Where parents cannot agree to parenting arrangements outside of Court, they can make an application to the Court to make a decision. The Court is only able to make orders that are in the “best interests of the children”.
If you’re thinking of separating, there are some steps you can take to prepare for your separation which may help make the process less stressful for you and your partner whilst also protecting your family law interests.
When you make a divorce application, you are required to deliver the application and other relevant court documents to your former spouse unless a joint application has been made. This is called "service".
Obtaining a divorce is the legal end to a marriage. The divorce process is relatively straightforward, and many people choose not to engage a lawyer to assist them with their divorce but rather, follow a ‘do it yourself divorce’ approach.