October 2018

Plenty of time to organise Christmas? Think again!

By | October 8th, 2018|

You might think that as there are 13 weeks before Christmas, you have plenty of time to make Christmas arrangements including holidays and time with children, but think again! The period leading up to Christmas can be difficult especially if you have recently separated or arrangements for your children’s time with [...]

September 2018

Moving Overseas With The Kids?

By | September 11th, 2018|

With increasing globalisation and travel the issue of international relocation is a common one. If you are considering moving overseas and this move would limit the time that your child or children spends with their other parent, we urge you to seek specialist family law advice. Before moving overseas, you [...]

Time for a change? Variation of Final Parenting Orders

By | September 10th, 2018|

Final Orders are usually designed to be just that.  There are limited circumstances when a Judge will enliven a finalised matter. An Application to change a final parenting order will not be lightly entertained.  The reason for that is to prevent parties from reopening their case and endlessly litigating to [...]

Do you want to improve your property settlement result?

By | September 6th, 2018|

The Family Law Act 1975 is clear that no Court shall make an Order that finalises property proceedings unless it is satisfied in all the circumstances that it just and equitable to make the Order. What does just and equitable mean? Well the legal definition is “actuated by truth justice [...]

August 2018

June 2018

The Role of the Independent Children’s Lawyer

By | June 26th, 2018|

An Independent Children’s Lawyer is appointed at the discretion of the Court and in circumstances where there may be: allegations of abuse or neglect; intractable conflicts between the parties; assertions as to the views or expressed wishes of the children, having regard to their ages and maturity; mental health issues; allegations [...]

May 2018

Changes to the Australian Family Law system

By | May 31st, 2018|

On 30 May 2018, the Australian Government’s Attorney-General Department announced changes to the existing family law system in Australia. On 1 January 2019, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia will be amalgamated, (subject to the passage of legislation) and a new court will be established, [...]

April 2018

More Family Court Cost Cutting

By | April 10th, 2018|

Any regular reader of this blog will have observed repeated concerns regarding the state of funding of the Family Courts. A further cost cutting exercise has now been implemented.  Notwithstanding the fact that parties are generally required to pay a filing fee with their Divorce Application, a Divorce Order will not [...]

Your Online Identity Lives On After You

By | April 3rd, 2018|

An important review is about to start to determine whether New South Wales needs special legislation relating to the accessing and transference of what have become known as “digital assets”. Have you thought how your loved one or executor could access important digital accounts or platforms including bank accounts, PayPal accounts, [...]

March 2018

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