Author: Hey Family Law

Is 50/50 parenting always the outcome? No, not necessarily. There are many factors the Court consider in determining what the outcome is in a parenting matter, with the primary consideration for the Court being that the outcome must be in the best interests of the children. There are age considerations,...

When can I divorce? You are able to apply for Divorce the day after you have lived separately and apart from your spouse for 12 months. If you have not lived apart for 12 months but have been separated even whilst remaining living together, as...

This is a compulsory step before a parent can commence proceedings for Orders relating to their children and the arrangements for who they live and spend time with.  Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is not required in every matter and often parents can come to their own...

The Strahan’s (not their real name) have finally finished their 14 year long legal battle through the Family Court. They were only married 12 years and spent longer than that in Court. Sure, there was a multi-million-dollar asset pool to fight over but even Mr and...

Superannuation can be a component of a property settlement which causes problems between the parties. Often one party’s super balance is as large if not even larger than the non-superannuation assets available for division. On the one hand the person with the superannuation usually wants to...

In its many forms, this type of behaviour is unacceptable. The current statistics are absolutely disgraceful in terms of the number of victims and the number of deaths resulting from domestic incidents. Whilst it is encouraging to see Government addressing the...