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, [...]

January 2018

Should you pop the question?

By | January 12th, 2018|

After many twists and turns, same sex marriage is legal in Australia at last, and many couples are excitedly planning their nuptials as a result. But what many don’t realise is that family law has its own twists and turns for same sex couples – for many involving such things as [...]

December 2017

September 2017

June 2017

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

By | June 8th, 2017|

  The Family Court system has been chronically underfunded through successive governments for decades.  On 30 May 2017 the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia appeared before a House of Representatives Standing Committee enquiry into how the family law system can better support and protect [...]

January 2017