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In a recent case from the Family Court of Appeal, the Court decided that it was a joint contribution by the parties of significant land holdings being gifted by the Husband’s parents....

Not usually necessary or even recommended in family law cases, given the ramifications of lodging one and damages flowing. ...

There is no set age a parent is able to travel internationally with their child/ren and indeed the Court when considering an Application by one parent to travel will have regard to a variety of factors....

If a family law litigant is not “happy” with their negotiated settlement, there are limited options for them to reopen or reagitate for a “second bite at the cherry”....

Well, unfortunately it’s not that simple. Whilst Consent Orders are the cheaper and simpler option for resolving a property matter and a more binding outcome for a parenting matter, the court must approve the property division or parenting arrangements.  The court, usually a Registrar, will process...

Unfortunately for some of our clients in recent months, they have been left to wait for lengthy Court delays to have their parenting matters heard. This will, on occasion, mean that the other parent is able to leverage off the delay and punish the other party,...

A difficult subject to broach oftentimes, however an important one for people who have children from a prior relationship or where there is a considerable disparity of wealth. There is no perfect time to enter a prenuptial or similar arrangement and the law surrounding these agreements,...

"We can sort out those details later” – famous last words spoken by several of our clients in the past. Nothing should really be left to chance or later agreement when Parenting Mediation are being documented. Firstly, once an Order is made, that is usually “it”...