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Mar­i­lyn Haupt­mann com­ments on the uptick in fam­i­ly law mat­ters at this time of the year

Swaab Attor­neys Fam­i­ly Law Part­ner dis­cuss­es the increase in activ­i­ty in the fam­i­ly law at this time of the year in an arti­cle by Anne Fulwood.

Ear­ly Jan­u­ary, unfor­tu­nate­ly, is a hive of activ­i­ty in fam­i­ly law,” reveals attor­ney Mar­i­lyn Haupt­mann. The phone starts ring­ing in the first week with a lot of new inquiries.”

Read the com­plete arti­cle on-line.

If a deci­sion has been tak­en to divorce, then here is a starter kit of doc­u­ments you need to gather:

  1. Spouse’s/partner’s tax returns for at least the last three finan­cial year
  2. Finan­cial state­ments and tax returns for any com­pa­nies, trusts and self-man­aged super­an­nu­a­tion funds in which your spouse/​partner has an inter­est in respect of the last three finan­cial years..
  3. Trust Deeds in rela­tion to all trusts and self-man­aged super­an­nu­a­tion funds in which your spouse/​partner has an interest.
  4. Bank state­ments and cred­it cards in rela­tion to all accounts in the name of your spouse/​partner and in the names of all com­pa­nies in which your spouse/​partner has an interest.
  5. Employ­ment con­tract or let­ter of offer of employ­ment of your spouse/​partner

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