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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 poi...

Coercive control is a form of domestic violence. Acts of intimidation, humiliation and threats to individuals are all types of coercive behaviour.&nbs...

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...

No fault divorce has been “a thing” since the introduction of the Family Law Act in 1975. This means, unlike in some other count...

Facebook is not the appropriate forum to “dear diary” post about your divorce. Any post which names your former partner or identifies the ...

Only one party to the marriage needs to proceed with a divorce and there’s no requirement to “prove” fault or provide a reason for the irreconci...

No, sorry its “ours”. All property, including businesses, corporate interests and self-managed superannuation funds, whether held with oth...

Just because the legislation says the Court must first rule out an equal parenting regime, doesn’t mean it will suit all families....

Gaps in age between siblings is often an impeding factor on being able to resolve a parenting matter, as a child(ren) may not be primarily attached to...

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...

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

These are largely covered in child support related matters. ...

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...

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

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. Th...

A difficult subject to broach oftentimes, however an important one for people who have children from a prior relationship or where there is a consider...

“We can sort out those details later” – famous last words spoken by several of our clients in the past. Nothing should really be lef...

Both our Legal Practitioner Director, Jerome Hey and our firm have been listed in the prestigious 2020 Doyle’s Guide for leading family lawyers ...