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  • The impact of family violence on property matters
    Posted by Karina Ralston on 27 Nov 2015
    When determining property settlement matters the Court is required to take into account the contributions made by each person to the acquisition, improvement, and maintenance of their assets, the contributions made to each other and the contributions made to the welfare of the family. In exceptional circumstance, it has been successfully argued that domestic violence victims make greater contributions as their ability to contribute is significantly more difficult. This may alter the overall property settlement, as in the case of Kennon and Kennon [1997