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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

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

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

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

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

CASE STUDY: Living under the one roof after separation

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

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