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 [...]


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 [...]

Estate Planning & Blended Families

By | March 20th, 2020|

It is common for people to pool assets when they commence a new life together.  The main asset for most of us is our family home, generally held jointly with our partners.  When a spouse dies their share generally passes automatically to the surviving spouse. This causes problems for children [...]

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 [...]

Do I need a new or updated will?

By | March 18th, 2020|

People often approach us asking about estate planning. If you haven’t updated your Will or don’t have a Will at all hopefully this helpful checklist will answer your questions! Here are some major life events and what they mean for your estate planning: 1.       I just got married Yes, marriage [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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