March 2020

COVID-19 and Dividing the Kleenex

By | March 26th, 2020|

We are currently facing a lot of challenges, who knew one of them would be battling the magpies down at the local Woollies! Toilet paper jokes aside if you and your partner are engaged in negotiations to separate your property, serious issues have arisen that must be taken into account [...]

Property settlement in a pandemic

By | March 25th, 2020|

Property prices – dropping. Superannuation entitlements – halved. Share portfolios - free fall. 80/20, 60/30, 50/50 - parties throw around percentages but the question now more than ever is OF WHAT? Simply put, no sensible settlement negotiations can occur without a settled balance sheet - in the current economic climate [...]

Parenting in a pandemic

By | March 25th, 2020|

You have the kids and your ex-partner has a cough, fever and headache…… You are to facilitate time with the children but you are worried it will expose them to COVID-19. What do you do? The paramount consideration is the best interests of the children, and under this umbrella is [...]

COVID Kids

By | March 24th, 2020|

You're at home. The children are at home. Locked down. You cannot go to the park and your ex keeps demanding the kids. The Court says half school holidays but it sure doesn’t feel like a holiday. So what is it? If you have interim or final orders already your [...]

Urgent new arrangements for the listing of matters in the courts

By | March 19th, 2020|

The Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia has released new arrangements for the listing of matters in the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia given the escalating situation regarding the coronavirus. The new arrangements are as follows;- 1.       Trials and hearings will be attended [...]

Online & Phone Consultations available now

By | March 17th, 2020|

Just because you are limiting your contact with people, you don't need to delay discussing your family law matter. We are happy to meet with you by Skype, FaceTime, or conference over the phone. Get in touch today and we'll organise an obligation-free initial consultation at a time to suit [...]

February 2020

Reality – The Life of a Graduate Lawyer

By | February 25th, 2020|

Welcome Sam! Welcome to Sam Beasley, new on our team as a Graduate Lawyer. How does a typical day as a graduate lawyer look? Over to you Sam! 5:30 AM With William Camden I believe "The early bird gets the worm!". My morning routine? A walk to the local gym [...]

The Importance of Mediation

By | February 17th, 2020|

The Court recently issued the first joint Practice Direction of the year - Core Principles in the Case Management of Family Law Matters for the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. The matters contained within the Practice Direction will not be surprising to lawyers or [...]

January 2020

Consider a Charitable Bequest to the RFS

By | January 23rd, 2020|

This is not one of our usual information-filled but chirpy blog posts.  After the last few weeks it just didn’t seem appropriate. What is appropriate at this time is to remind you that when you are considering preparing a will or making amendments to a current will that it is [...]

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