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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?

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

‘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

FREE online separation pathway questionnaire to help you find out where you stand

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

TEN STEPS TO GETTING THE RIGHT SEPARATION ADVICE

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