Author: Hey Family Law

Both our Legal Practitioner Director, Jerome Hey and our firm have been listed in the prestigious 2020 Doyle’s Guide for leading family lawyers and family law firms in the Gold Coast region. Jerome was listed as a recommended lawyer in the category Leading Family & Divorce...

Consent Order or BFA – which one’s for me? It depends upon a few things. Firstly, the complexity of the settlement and whether there are going to be extended settlement terms, where a financial relationship continues beyond a “short” period of time and, usually and...

The recent Family Court case of Donaldson & Ryder highlights the need for parents to be particularly careful to ensure full compliance with final parenting mediation to avoid being contravened. Whilst, in that case, the contraventions/breaches of the Orders were deemed less serious, the non-complying party...

How can I get sole custody? Such an outcome is quite rare. Usually, this is only achieved by agreement between the parties where the other parent is content to see the children only “as agreed” but otherwise agree to an order granting sole custody to...

Are there time limits I need to know? A parenting application for Parenting Mediation needs to be filed within 12 months of Family Dispute Resolution. For property settlements, an application for property settlement must be filed within 12 months of divorce for married couples or within 2 years of separation for...