How are children represented in Family Court proceedings?
Many people are curious about how a children’s wishes and interests are presented to and protected in a Family Court in Australia. Expression of wishes People are very familiar with how adult evidence is presented to courts – typically through the use of affidavits, and through direct evidence in the...Read More
What is the difference between child support and spousal maintenance?
If you have recently separated or know someone who has recently separated, you may have heard about child support being payable. You are less likely to have heard about another thing called spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance is when one partner gives his or her ex-partner financial assistance after the relationship...Read More
Thinking about divorce on Valentine’s Day?
Now for some people the idea of Valentine’s Day is about the exact opposite of what comes to mind when they think of divorce, but Valentine’s Day has a lot more in common with divorce than many people are aware. American statistics show that divorce application filings actually increase quite...Read More
What’s the difference between a divorce and property settlement?
Have you ever heard someone tell stories about going through a divorce? Confused about how the process actually works? You are not alone. There is a common misconception that a ‘divorce’ is the all-encompassing process of divorcing your spouse and splitting your finances. Many people intermingle divorce and property settlements,...Read More
Who let the dogs out? Resolving pet custody disputes
Although there is a clear framework under Australian law for deciding what arrangements are in the best interests of children after a separation, this does not apply to fur babies. Animals come within the definition of property and are essentially dealt with in the same way as items like cars...Read More