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Blokes & Breakups – Taking care of your wellbeing

It’s no secret that men tend to put on a brave face and keep their emotions hidden when they’re going through a tough time. A relationship breakdown is about as tough as it gets – most people describe their divorce as the most difficult thing they have had to deal with, almost as bad as dealing with … [Read more...] about Blokes & Breakups – Taking care of your wellbeing

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

Christmas tips and tricks to help make lasting memories for you and your children

The Christmas season is upon us and it can be a wonderful celebration of family and friends.  For those in separated and/or blended families it may not be quite the joyous experience you dream of as it may come with the stress and tension of juggling family time with others. To help negotiate some … [Read more...] about Christmas tips and tricks to help make lasting memories for you and your children

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS There is often much debate amongst parents about how to calculate the half-way point in the school holidays. We receive many calls from confused and distressed parents when changeover plans fall apart. This table sets out the holidays according to the NSW Board of Studies Website. … [Read more...] about SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

EASTER TIME (outside of school holidays)

When negotiating parenting arrangements a lot of parents agree to share time in the school holidays but forget to specifically negotiate special holidays such as Easter. This can make Easter time a very stressful period for all involved. Try and remember that Easter is about making an enjoyable and … [Read more...] about EASTER TIME (outside of school holidays)

We’ve split – does one of us have to move out?

As family lawyers, a question we are often asked by clients is “now that they we have separated, does one of us have to move out?”. The simply answer is no. Under the Family Law Act 1975, for married couples the only ground for divorce is that a marriage has broken down irretrievably and this is … [Read more...] about We’ve split – does one of us have to move out?

Child Support Evading Parents and Travel Bans

In recent news, a father who owed over $350,000 in unpaid child support was stopped at the airport and prevented from boarding his overseas flight and leaving the country. Miraculously, at the time of being stopped the Father paid the entire debt in full. He now holds the infamous record for the … [Read more...] about Child Support Evading Parents and Travel Bans

HAVING ANOTHER BITE AT THE CHERRY – CLAIMS AFTER THE FINAL ASSET SPLIT

Imagine this – you and your ex-spouse have gone through the long process of engaging lawyers, running through financial disclosure, negotiating at great length, and finally reaching an agreement on your asset division. Papers are drawn up, and everyone thinks “that’s the end of that!” Fast forward … [Read more...] about HAVING ANOTHER BITE AT THE CHERRY – CLAIMS AFTER THE FINAL ASSET SPLIT

Video Series: Why we don’t want you to go to court

We’re asked by our clients pretty much every single day - 'what does it mean for them if they come and see a lawyer? Does it mean that their case is going to go all the way through to a court hearing?' Thankfully for you, the answer is ‘definitely not’. We don’t want you to go to court either. In … [Read more...] about Video Series: Why we don’t want you to go to court

Five tips for better health during your separation

Separation is a life changing event. It's a challenging time, even if you know it's the best outcome for you and your family in the long term. There are so many considerations and decisions to make around property, the children, living arrangements and your future financial position (just to name a … [Read more...] about Five tips for better health during your separation