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July 2020

June 2020

What to Consider Before Signing Consent Orders for Final Parenting Orders

By |June 22nd, 2020|Child Abduction, Child Custody, Family Law, Legal Advice, Parenting, Visiting Rights|

Discussing and reaching agreement on the parenting arrangements for your child or children is a difficult task within itself. You may have ideas in your mind of what you would like the arrangements to be, which may or may not be in line with the other parent’s views on what [...]

Pre-action Procedures (mediation/S60I Certificate)

By |June 17th, 2020|Family Law, Family Resolution, Legal Advice, Separation|

Going through negotiations regarding your family and the parenting arrangements is not always a smooth sailing process. Often we find clients reach a certain point where negotiations between themselves and the other parent is not progressing and you might be at a stalemate.  You may have thought about going to [...]

May 2020

Can a Long Term De-facto Be Determined if You Don’t Live Together De Facto Relationships

By |May 19th, 2020|De facto Relationship|

A de facto relationship has been explained in a previous article. We explore a case where the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia found that a de facto relationship existed for 18 months between a married man and a former sex worker.  A very brief summary of the [...]

In What Circumstances is Supervised Care Ordered

By |May 11th, 2020|Child Custody, Legal Advice, Parenting, Visiting Rights|

There are some circumstances where a child’s time with their parent (or extended family such as grandparents) will need to be supervised. The primary factor to take into consideration regarding parenting arrangements is what is in the child’s best interests. We also need to take into account the need to [...]

Is My Personal Injury Claim Going to Form Part of the Property Pool?

By |May 5th, 2020|Family Law, Property Division|

A personal injury claim may form part of a property pool despite the injury being suffered prior to the relationship, during the relationship or post-separation.  The personal injury claim will include components such as previous and future economic loss, care for the injured party which will be detailed in a [...]

April 2020

What Steps to Consider Before Leaving Your Relationship

By |April 29th, 2020|Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Family Resolution, Separation|

Deciding whether to separate from your spouse is no doubt a difficult decision to make.  When considering whether to separate you may have consulted with close friends or family members, counselors, or financial advisors, to obtain some advice on what you should do next. We also recommend that you obtain [...]