Family Law Blog

Surviving The Holidays If You Have Divorced Parents

For many of us, the holiday season can be somewhat stressful and anxiety provoking particularly when we are adult children juggling divorced parents. No matter if your parents divorced years ago or just recently, here are our top…

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Post-Divorce Checklist

Going through a divorce and property settlement can without doubt be a laborious process. Once done however, there are a few more financial and legal steps you should take. The following is a practical checklist of various legal…

Can My Spouse Refuse To Get Divorced?

The end of a marriage is an emotional and trying time, however if one spouse is unwilling to agree to a divorce what happens? Emotionally this can make the process of divorce harder, however legally the process of…

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…

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…