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A Single Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Children

We’re all experiencing these changes for the first time and so why not make the best out of the changes together as well?! The Guide below aims to help you settle into the new-norm of working from home as a single parent, so it can be a quick and easy transition. The first step is to make sure you … [Read more...] about A Single Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Children

Separation & Divorce – what to expect

When a couple separates, there’s a common belief that divorce is the first step.  Generally speaking, a couple has a lot to get through before getting divorced.   Divorce is in fact usually the final step in the family law process. The result being the legal termination of the marriage, … [Read more...] about Separation & Divorce – what to expect

The vote is a YES… what this means for Family Law cases

The vote is a YES … so what happens now? Our Principal Solicitor and Director Antonella Sanderson shares what the yes vote means for Family Law cases.   a. Legislation will need to be enacted to allow same-sex couples to register their marriage.  This legislation will need to include a … [Read more...] about The vote is a YES… what this means for Family Law cases

‘I want a divorce.’ So what does that mean?

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to appear as a guest on Triple J’s National Relationships program, “The Hook Up”.  Even though that program focuses on young people, it got me thinking – do you really understand what it means when someone says “I want a divorce”? From the statistical … [Read more...] about ‘I want a divorce.’ So what does that mean?

Cronulla family law solicitor makes national radio debut (twice!) to support young divorcees in their 20’s

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release Wednesday 27 September 2017 Our very own Family Law Matters Director & Principal Solicitor, Antonella Sanderson made her national radio debut this month on Triple J's The Hook Up program, and within two weeks was invited back to do it all again! Listen to … [Read more...] about Cronulla family law solicitor makes national radio debut (twice!) to support young divorcees in their 20’s

Can your Facebook posts be used against you in family court? – Kidspot

Nina Young | April 27, 2017 | Article originally published on Kidspot What you post on social media and online overall can come back to haunt you, as some people have learnt the hard way. Social media has given us the opportunity to share more than ever before with our family and friends. It’s an … [Read more...] about Can your Facebook posts be used against you in family court? – Kidspot

Forget the house, who gets the dog?

For many people today, pets are more than just animals, they are members of the family. Here at Family Law Matters, our four legged family members include dogs Honeybear, Billie, Daisy, Alaska, Lucky, Cooper and Angus; and cats, Magnus, Jimmy, Charlie and Alice. Despite the important role pets play … [Read more...] about Forget the house, who gets the dog?

Do you need a ‘Pre-Nup’?

Sam and Sally have been in a relationship for three years and have recently moved in together. They both have their own home, some savings, shares and  superannuation funds. They have adult children from previous relationships who now live independently,  and Sam and Sally have decided that they … [Read more...] about Do you need a ‘Pre-Nup’?