Family Law Blog

Children and Divorce : Effective Tips for Parents

For families, divorce is always something that couples approach with trepidation even when the desire to part ways is strong. Parents naturally worry about their children and lament the breakup of their family. Yet divorce is frequently inevitable…

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Separation & Children: The legalities all parents should know

  With separation comes an opportunity for change, a perfect chance to call a new place home. That new home could be a different suburb, state or even country. When children are involved the separation process becomes more…

Amendments to the Family Law Act

On 7 December 2011 new amendments to the Family Law Act were passed. The new legislation commences on 7 June 2012. The amendments include an updated definition of family violence to include violent, threatening or other behavior by…

Save up for your divorce or save your money

The average Australian wedding costs $48,296 according to the 2011 ‘Cost of Love’ survey by Bride to be magazine. As I sat sipping champagne at my friends ‘above average’ wedding, I wondered if all happy couples entering into…

What is Surrogacy? How does the law work in Australia?

Surrogacy laws have become a matter of great contention following the news of baby Gammy, one of two twins conceived by Australian parents, who was left in the care of his Thai surrogate mother and suffering from Down…

Collaborative divorce can ease emotional, economic stress

This article by Deborah Nason first appeared on CNBC.com on Friday 2 May, 2014.   Divorce will never be a walk in the park, but it doesn’t have to be a traumatic process, either. So say practitioners of…

How to Divorce As Peacefully As Possible

No divorce is sweet and rarely is it as amicable as hoped for. Many losses are experienced when ending a relationship, such as the loss of a home, security, finances, comfort, intimacy, etc., just to name a few….