Welcome to Sisters In Law, news.com.au’s weekly column solving all of your legal problems. This week, our resident lawyers and real-life sisters Alison and Jillian Barrett from Maurice Blackburn help a woman going through a messy divorce.
QUESTION: I‘m going through a very messy divorce that gets worse by the day. I’m not proud of it but I had an affair which ended up being the final nail in the coffin for our already dead 15-year marriage. We have two kids together and have decided to do 50/50 custody. The biggest problems we’re having are over money – I’m from a much wealthier family than him and my parents gave us the deposit for our first house and also gave us lump sums of cash to tide us over when I was on maternity leave. Apart from when I was on maternity leave, we’ve always earned similar amounts and put