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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...

We often see cases where the non or lesser earning spouse wants their cake and eat it too (almost makes sense). Spousal maintenance and the factors to be considered under s75(2) or s90SF(3) is a periodic amount paid to a person in need of maintenance...

No fault divorce has been “a thing” since the introduction of the Family Law Act in 1975. This means, unlike in some other countries, there does not need to be a reason for the divorce or a need to “prove” anything by one party in order to...

Facebook is not the appropriate forum to “dear diary” post about your divorce. Any post which names your former partner or identifies the Court proceedings or the case generally could fall foul of s121 of the Family Law Act which could lead to punishment. Aside from this,...