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  • Writer's pictureEvan Sarinas

FAMILY LAW MYTH #1 - INFIDELITY

Updated: 4 days ago

There are many myths and misconceptions about family law.


In this article and video blog series, we will dispel the 8 most common family law myths and misconceptions and demystify the family law process, to help you understand your entitlements and navigate through to a realistic and fair resolution.


Table of Contents


  1. Myth # 1 - Infidelity

  2. The Correct Process

  3. Conclusion


Myth 1 - Infidelity


My spouse was unfaithful during our relationship, so therefore I am entitled to more of the property pool and more time with the kids to punish them.


Answer? FALSE


The Correct Process


Family Law has been a no-fault area of law since the introduction of the Family Law Act in 1975. The Court will not be interested in issues of infidelity (except in cases of "wasted funds"/negative contributions to the asset pool).


Instead, the Court will apply the fundamental 4 step process to determine a just and equitable result between the parties, having regard to issues such as:-


  • The income of both parties;

  • The financial and non-financial contributions of the parties;

  • Each party's future needs and ability to earn future income;

  • The future needs of the children of the marriage/relationship.


Conclusion


Choosing the right family lawyer in Townsville is an important decision that can impact the outcome of your case.


With the right lawyer by your side, you can navigate through the family law process with ease, having the confidence and reassurance that you are receiving expert advice and representation.


If you're ready to move forward, contact us today to benefit from our clear and transparent advice, swift results and respected reputation.




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