The Impact of Social Media on the Safety of your Child
Parents love using social media platforms, like Facebook, to share images of their children with friends and other family members. There is a pretext that the platform is safe from prying eyes. However, not many people think about the dynamics of this site, and how it is used to...Read More
What do I have to tell my ex-partner about my financial affairs when we separate?
Duty of disclosure Separating couples have a “duty of disclosure” from the date of separation until the finalisation of their property settlement. Duty of disclosure means that all parties to a family law dispute, regardless if the matter is in Court or not, must disclose to each other all...Read More
Five things to consider before you say “I do” for the second (or third!) time around
Do half of marriages really end in divorce? Following the introduction of the Family Law Act 1975 which came into effect in January 1976 and allowed couples to divorce without alleging or proving fault, divorces in Australia rose to approximately 4.6 per 1,000 residents. The divorce rate has progressively...Read More
Do I have to support my ex-partner?
Do I have to support my ex-partner? In certain circumstances, the Family Court may order a person to financially support their ex-partner after separation. Maintenance is when one partner gives his or her ex-partner financial assistance after the relationship has ended. Maintenance is not the same as child support....Read More
IS THERE A LINE BETWEEN SPERM DONOR AND PARENT?
Historically, society has interpreted the role of the sperm donor to be one clearly limited to the process of artificial conception. Following this assumption, the donor typically holds no prospective legal rights to that future child. Such a black and white understanding of the donor and child relationship is,...Read More