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Cryptocurrency and Family Law

by Even though bitcoin has been around for at least 10 years it is a relatively new concept.  There is very little precedent in family law around cryptocurrency and its impact on family law related matters such as valuation, taxation consequences and disclosure issues.   So what is crypto currency? Cryptocurrency is a kind of digital currency, virtual currency or alternative
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Objection to production of Wife's father's trusts. Husband's right of production prevails – Douglas & Ferris & Anor [2014] FCCA 2785 (19 November 2014)

by In Douglas & Ferris & Anor [2014] FCCA 2785 (19 November 2014), the Husband issued a subpoena to the Wife’s father to produce documents with respect to a number of family trusts in which the Wife was a beneficiary. The Wife’s father objected. Trust Deeds, relevance of the Deeds and privacy and oppression The first Deed was settled on 1 December 1976
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Object to production of Wife's father's Will (solicitor had deposed to contents of Will) – Sadek and Ors & Hall and Anor [2015] FamCAFC 23

by The case of Sadek and Ors & Hall and Anor [2015] FamCAFC 23 involved property proceedings between the Husband and Wife in the Family Court of Australia. In the course of seeking financial disclosure from the Wife, the Husband asked the Wife for details of her interest in the estate of her deceased father. The Wife’s position was that she did
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Employee share option plans – is your former partner entitled to a share?

Employee share option plans – is your former partner entitled to a share?

by Share options are issued/offered to employees of corporations as part of their remuneration package or as employment related incentive programs. Share option plans vary considerably (based on the employee’s company policy) – they require an employee to meet certain conditions before the employee obtains the right to exercise the option. The time at which the employee obtains that right is
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ATO Access to Family Law Court Files

ATO Access to Family Law Court Files

by It’s common in family law proceedings in the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court for issues relating to taxation to arise, including evidence of tax irregularities that can have significant consequences for the parties. Parties in Family Court proceedings have an obligation of full and frank disclosure of all matters relevant to their proceedings. The Courts have a public duty
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