We are asked this question often – thankfully it does not usually come from our clients but from other prospective new clients who have been upset at outcomes in the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court. Whether it relates to a… Read more Should I Appeal?
I recently penned an article about a Full Court decision which provided an example of the interaction between Child Support (in that case private school fees) and its impact on a property settlement adjustment Order. Besides the obvious reasons as to… Read more Child Support and Property Settlement – Be Smart
In a recent Full Court decision, the Family Court affirmed its powers to require a child to be known by a certain surname and in this case, by a hyphenated surname of the parent’s maiden names. The decision is not unusual,… Read more Family Court Orders – Hyphenated Surnames
Relocation cases are difficult. There are no two ways about it. Often, it is all or nothing. One parent wants to move interstate or overseas with the child and the other parent wants the child to stay nearby to them. A… Read more Relocation Cases – is it better to just toss a coin?
A recent article outlined a system trialled in Finland whereby an expert-mediated conciliation method for children had proved very successful. It was reported that about 70% of all disputes were directed to this conciliatory mediated path and about 70% of those… Read more Mediated Resolutions for Children
Often, after a separation, couples who once regularly agreed and went on overseas holidays together with their children are suddenly embroiled in disputes about whether their children should go overseas on holiday or not. Unfortunately, when trust detiorates totally, each parent… Read more Can I Take My Child Overseas For a Holiday?
“Divorce Monday” seems to be a common phrase used mainly in the United States about the fact that people split up over Christmas and divorce lawyers are actually busy on the first Monday after Christmas and New Year. In Australia, I… Read more DIVORCE MONDAY – TIME TO FOCUS ON THE KIDS