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
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
Christmas Parenting Arrangements 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 Christmas. This can become a very stressful period for all involved. Try and remember that … [Read more...] about Christmas Parenting Arrangements
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?
Separation and contacting a Family Lawyer for the first time can be a scary step to take. It's something most of us never really want to do. That's why we've created a FREE online separation pathway questionnaire to help you find out where you stand. Ready to get started? Simply click the button … [Read more...] about FREE online separation pathway questionnaire to help you find out where you stand
If you are having thoughts about leaving your relationship, our first suggestion is that you obtain some professional support – these are big decisions, not to be made without appropriate guidance and serious introspection. To begin any journey, one must start by taking the first step. When … [Read more...] about TEN STEPS TO GETTING THE RIGHT SEPARATION ADVICE
Finishing up school on a Friday afternoon is usually a fun time for children – the anticipation of the weekend, the relief of school time routine, and the joy of just being able to play and relax for a couple of days. For parents going through separation however, Friday afternoons are typically the … [Read more...] about Frantic Friday Afternoons: Bringing the fun back for the kids (and you) after separation.
This year, Father’s day falls on Sunday 3 September 2017. When negotiating parenting arrangements, some parents forget about making special provision for these special occasions. Consequently, these special days can become a very stressful period for all involved. Try and remember that Father’s day … [Read more...] about Father’s Day
Mike and Melissa separated after a relationship of 15 years. They had two children aged 9 and 6. Despite their separation they remained living under the one roof to avoid any change in the living arrangements for the children. After a period of 6 months Melissa became uncomfortable sharing the one … [Read more...] about CASE STUDY: Living under the one roof after separation
What should you keep in mind when using social media and going through a divorce or separation? Family Law Matters Solicitor Nicole Sloane has these tips: 1. Practice netiquette Parents need to keep in mind that social media platforms are public forums and anything published online can be … [Read more...] about Playing it Safe & Smart! What you should keep in mind when using social media during separation or divorce.