Alison Ross from HopgoodGanim Lawyers published an excellent fact sheet on prenups and cohabitation agreements, covering key questions including: what is a financial agreement? what is involved with a financial agreement? can I go to any solicitor for my financial agreement? How much does it cost? What is the court's approach to financial agreements? You [...]
Geoff Wilson, partner at HopgoodGanim Lawyers, presents a short video introducing pre-nuptial agreements and the services that the family law team at HopgoodGanim can provide. Click here for the video.
SBS Insights program has produced a series of videos and article content about prenuptial agreements. This includes commentary from lawyers who have entered pre-nuptial agreements themselves, and one family lawyer who has decided not to provide these services to clients based on risk. The link is available by clicking here.
This SMH article provides a summary (with links) to recent decisions, as well as some unusual 'lifestyle'clauses in prenuptial agreements. http://www.smh.com.au/national/prenuptial-agreements-offer-glimpse-into-secret-lives-of-couples-20161206-gt4sa6.html
The case of Thorne v Kennedy will provide guidance about the circumstances in which duress can overturn a prenuptial agreement. This news.com.au article provides a summary of the case. Stay tuned for the decision later this year! http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/costs/divorced-wife-fights-prenup-in-epic-high-court-battle/news-story/9a26aeaf479f32482d81431bc560f9ca
HopgoodGanim Lawyers has been named Brisbane’s only First Tier Family Law firm, as announced by the 2017 Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession in Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms – Brisbane. The firm’s Family Law Partners also featured prominently in Doyles’ parallel Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Brisbane. Head of the practice [...]
The Family Law Amendment bill introduced into Parliament by Attorney General George Brandis (if passed) is designed to ensure agreements are “worth the paper they are written on”, will bolster the integrity of financial agreements and will make it more difficult to challenge an agreement. Geoff Wilson of HopgoodGanim Lawyers outlines the amendments to be [...]
Geoff Wilson co-manages HopgoodGanim’s Family Law practice, one of the largest in Australia. He is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist and has practiced in family law for almost three decades. His specialisation includes relationship agreements, representation of third parties, trusts and property disputes. Geoff was named the market leader and a pre-eminent [...]
BBC News reports that the Law Commission has proposed new laws which make pre-nuptial agreements binding in the UK. Watch this space! Click here to read further
At PNA, we receive many inquiries from Australians living overseas or with overseas partners wishing to enter a pre-nuptial agreement in Australia. Geoff Wilson of HopgoodGanim authored the Australian chapter of the book, "International Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements". According to the book publisher site, the "work looks at how each individual jurisdiction approaches pre-nuptial agreements [...]