Family Law Blog

What Not To Do In Mediation Proceedings

Mediation is a great vehicle to resolve your dispute respectively, peacefully and privately. There are many benefits of mediation including: It can save you time and money, Allows you to develop your own solutions and agreements, Allows you…

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You’ve Decided To Separate, Now What?

Separating and divorce is an emotional time for most people, on top of that this process is often brand new territory for both parties to navigate, which can be extremely daunting and stressful. The best way to reduce…

Breaching Parenting Orders: Understanding The Consequences

When a parenting order is made by the Family Court it expects that each person affected by the order to follow those arrangements stipulated in the legal document. Everyone involved must abide and do everything a parenting order…

Step-Parents’ Rights And Responsibilities

Step-Parent Defined A step parent is defined in section 4(1) of the Family Law Act 1975 as a person who: is not a parent of the child; is or has been married to or a de facto partner of a…

Child Custody Myths You Need To Stop Believing

There are several child custody myths that cause a great deal of confusion and undue worry for separating parents. Here are our top 5 child custody myths we wanted to debunk for you once and for all. 1….

What Will Happen To My Super If We Separate?

Superannuation is usually a significant asset that needs to be considered when a marriage or de facto relationship ends. Under the Family Law Act, superannuation is considered as a type of property which can be divided or “split”, either by…

Short Marriage Property Settlement – What You Need To Know

The end of a relationship can happen at any point of a marriage be it a few years to only a few months. So how does the length of your marriage influence your property settlement, specifically if your…