Family Law: Give me half of everything, including the kids. Is an equal outcome a fair outcome?
In the early stages of separation and divorce, the phrases ‘fair’, ‘equal’ and ‘half’ are often thrown around, with little consideration for the underlying legislative pathway which governs relationship breakdowns in Western Australia. We explore below, some of the top misconceptions encountered when advising our clients on property settlements and...Read More
Elder abuse: what can be done?
Unfortunately we are encountering examples of inappropriate influence and fully-fledged elder abuse by children towards elderly parents or relatives increasingly often. The recent decision in the matter of Meiners v Gunn  WASC 18 gained a lot of media attention and is a stark reminder of the issues we face...Read More
Family Law: My ex has brainwashed the kids against me
“My ex has brainwashed the kids against me” When parents separate, sometimes the relationship between one parent and the children deteriorates, and the parents blame each other for that deterioration. Children may resist or refuse to spend time with one of their parents. How should you approach co-parenting in these...Read More
2020 – New laws potentially affecting you
The beginning of a new year sees the introduction of new laws that may well affect you or your loved ones. Read more to get the scoop. Speed camera locations From 1 January 2020 the WA government is no longer publishing the location of speed cameras! Don’t get...Read More
Family Law: Parenting arrangements after separation
Have you recently separated from your partner? Do you have children together? Are you unsure about how to come up with a parenting arrangement? This article details the types of parenting arrangements that can be made and gives information about common outcomes in regards to parenting arrangements. Types...Read More