Blackman Legal

Posts by Alan Blumberg

  • Neville Wran $40 million estate: Son Glenn Wayne Wran takes Jill Hickson Wran to court for bigger share

    The 68-year-old adopted son of former premier Neville Wran is taking his stepmother to court seeking a larger slice of the late Labor giant's multi-million dollar estate.

  • Your divorce can change your life for the better (if you just let it)

    Divorce is not an experience any of us wish for. No one enters into a long term relationship genuinely considering what might happen if it came to an end. Thanks to endless romance novels, fairy tales and Hollywood blockbusters we learn early in life that marriage is ‘forever’.

  • This Divorce Arrangement Stresses Kids Out Most

    Regarding the wellbeing of kids with divorced parents, the debate over what kind of custody arrangement is best rages on. But a new study, published Monday in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, suggests that children fare better when they spend time living with both of their parents.

  • Confidence and knowledge key for women facing divorce

    There are more than 50,000 divorces each year in Australia. It's an emotional and disruptive time for both men and women and separating spouses can make poor decisions because they aren't thinking clearly. Women are at a high risk of losing out financially in a divorce, but this doesn't have to be the case.

  • Forced house Sale

    Treasurer Joe Hockey announced the forced sale of the $39 million Point Piper mansion Villa del Mare, purchased by one of China's richest men in November, because it was sold in contravention to the existing foreign ownership laws.

  • Communication is your key to successful co-parenting

    Parenting is full of joys and challenges. Sometimes there is more joy than challenge and then there are those days when there seem to be only challenges to face with little joy. This is the case whether you are parenting together or apart. For parents who find themselves navigating the end of their relationship there can be some new and very significant challenges to face. While you may not have agreed on everything while you were together, chances are you found a way through. But now that you have separated it can seem like you are parenting from seemingly different worlds.

  • ‘Divorce’ no more a dirty word!

    Almost this time last year Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin hit the front pages of the news with their wacky idea that they were ‘consciously uncoupling’. They were not ‘getting a divorce’ instead they had made a conscious decision to bring their marriage to an end in a positive way. In fact they had untangled their marriage well before we were even aware of it.

  • When Altruistic Surragacy Goes Wrong

    Altruistic surrogacy is the only kind permitted in Australia but it doesn’t always end with everyone happy.

  • Should I stay or should I go?

    Weighing up the decision to stay as a family unit or to separate…

  • I might be your daughter but I don’t want your divorce