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They drove on to the finalisation as quickly as possible.

Family Law Matters provided a sound understanding of the matter and sought expert advice outside of their office to help make the best decision for the optimal outcome. At no time did I feel they were inflaming the situation to lengthen the process, they just drove on to the finalisation as quickly … [Read more...] about They drove on to the finalisation as quickly as possible.

Thriving Separately Under the Same Roof

Mike and Mary separated after a relationship of 15 years. They had two children aged 9 and 6. The family was not in a financial position to afford living in separate homes.  Mike, being the primary income earner, has realised that working long hours has impacted his relationship with his children.  … [Read more...] about Thriving Separately Under the Same Roof

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

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

Christmas Parenting Arrangements

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