Author: Hey Family Law

When two parties separate, it is not uncommon for them to remain living under the same roof. Whilst you are not living separately and apart, this does not mean that you cannot arrange your finances by way of a property settlement and also apply for...

Parties have the option to progress their matter to arbitration, which can expedite final resolution in a fraction of the time as if the matter had proceeded through litigation, to trial. ...

When a Parenting Order is made, each party affected by the order must comply and follow it. If a party does not attempt to comply or deliberately fails to comply with an Order, they may be in breach....

The earlier you seek legal advice after a separation the better. If legal proceedings are to be commenced, the more time your lawyer has to prepare for your Court matter, the better presented your case will be and the greater the likelihood of success. ...

Improperly registered caveats are fertile ground for litigation and costs being awarded against parties wrongly registering same. ...

Settlement options should always be explored at every step of a matter and even where a mediation does not succeed, that should not be the turning point for a party to decide to fight to the death, as the cost of going to trial –...

Coercive control is a form of domestic violence. Acts of intimidation, humiliation and threats to individuals are all types of coercive behaviour.  Examples can include monitoring the phone of a partner, GPS tracking apps or having financial control over a spouse. Even though the perpetrator of coercive...