Family Law: Co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic
The current COVID-19 global pandemic is an unprecedented occurrence in the modern world and has required flexibility and creativity in almost all aspects of life. People are working and studying from home, non-essential facilities have shut down and people are coming up with inventive ways to stay in touch and...Read More
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
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
Family Law: I want a divorce but I can’t find my ex!
The legal process for a divorce explained when you have no idea where your estranged husband or wife might be. To some people it seems slightly strange that you might not know where your husband or wife is, but this happens in family law more often than many people would...Read More
Family Law: 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