FIFO on Father’s Day – Help with navigating the Family Law system for FIFO Dads
As Fathers’ Day approaches on the 2 September 2018, we hope to help Fathers, and particularly FIFO Fathers, in navigating the WA Family Law system. It is widely recognised that the some of the negatives of FIFO life: the long times away from home, the differences between work and home...Read More
Family Law: What is a Family Violence Restraining Order?
The Western Australian Parliament has introduced a new type of violence restraining order in Western Australia, being a Family Violence Restraining Order (“FVRO”). The Family Violence Restraining Order was introduced in Western Australia on 1 July 2017. A Family Violence Restraining Order is governed under the Restraining Orders Act 1997...Read More
Family Law: Who owns your sperm after you die?
The Queensland Supreme Court has recently set a new precedent which classifies sperm as, much like your jewellery or car, property capable of being possessed. A precedent that Western Australian Courts already has (Ex parte C  WASC 3). Following her partner tragically taking his own life, the Applicant in...Read More
Family Law: Cryptocurrency and disclosure in the Family Court
There has been a lot of recent media attention surrounding Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. While most news has focused on the tremendous rise in the value of Bitcoins, this article looks at some of the Family law implications of this financial phenomenon. What is a cryptocurrency? A cryptocurrency is...Read More
Family Law: WA de facto couples to split their super upon a relationship breakdown
Has your relationship recently broken down? Were you and your partner in a de facto relationship? Do you understand how your assets will be divided following your break up? A relationship breakdown is inevitably a stressful and emotional time, and to add even more fuel to the fire, you and...Read More