1. Friends with benefits? A de facto relationship?

    Where parties live in separate homes there can be no claim for a de facto property division between them, right?  Wrong. In the event of a de facto relationship (and the satisfaction of other specified threshold requirements) the Court can order a just and equitable property division between the de facto partners.   Whether parties…

  2. Separated? Want to share a lottery win or inheritance?

    Even if you are separated, if you win the lottery or receive an inheritance you may find your ex-partner sharing your good fortune; seriously!What’s more – leave matters too late and you may have no claim at all. Lottery Win Imagine this, except it is a real case: Nearly two years after separation a husband…