Family Law: New Family Violence Website
On average, one women is murdered by her current or former partner every week in Australia. Intimate partner violence is also a leading contributor of illness, disability and premature death of women aged 18-24. Given these statistics, it is likely that you may know someone who is experiencing family...Read More
Family Law: I think my child is at risk of harm in the care of my ex – what should I do?
Separating from a partner often causes significant emotional and financial stress. This is further heightened when there are children are involved, and the separating couple are hit with the reality that they will need to learn to co-parent with their estranged ex-partner in order to move forward. When determining...Read More
Family Law: I don’t want my kids to spend time with my ex’s new partner
You know your ex very well, good and bad, but their new partner is probably a stranger to you. There is no greater trust than allowing someone to take care of your children so how do you extend that trust to your ex’s new partner? And what is the legal...Read More
Family Law: Can my former partner get part of my inheritance?
Can my former partner get part of my inheritance? Or – will my inheritance be protected if I divorce? The short answer to these questions is maybe! In typical lawyer-fashion, the longer answer is sometimes and maybe! Unfortunately for those involved in a separation there are no hard and fast...Read More
Family Law: What is Substantial and Significant time with your Children?
Where the Family Court makes an Order that parents have equal shared parental responsibility for a child, the Family Law Act/Family Court Act directs that the Court must consider that each parent should spend equal or substantial and significant time with the child. Equal shared parental responsibility is the ability...Read More