Month: June 2018

Sperm of deceased allowed to be used by his surviving partner

The Supreme Court of Queensland today handed down judgement allowing the surviving partner of a man whom took his own life, to have possession and use of his sperm, which was removed posthumous. In the case of Creswell v. Attorney-General for the State of Queensland, Ms Creswell received the benefit of an order that enables her …

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Being married does not automatically entitle you to a property settlement

In the recent case of Whent and Marbrand, the Full Court of the Family Court relying on the principles established by the High Court in Stanford and agreeing with the trial judge determined that in the particular case before them Section 79(2) of the Family Law Act operated with the result that it was not just and equitable …

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