Tag Archive: family law

Can you leave children home alone?

  • January 13, 2020

Can you leave children home alone? The twelve (or more) weeks of school holidays each year are undoubtedly a great time for family fun and relaxation. That same time of course often poses a real challenge for full time working parents. The solution often involves relying on others for support and maybe even considering leaving…

11 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Good Family Lawyer

  • December 17, 2019

11 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A GOOD FAMILY LAWYER Are you in the midst of a relationship breakdown? Any Family Lawyer will tell you that the law is complex and there are many unwritten rules. Both are good reasons to hire a Family Lawyer but here’s 11 reasons why you need a good Family…

Sexually Transmitted Debt

  • August 31, 2019

Sexually Transmitted Debt New relationships often carry the excitement and anticipation of discovering what hopefully will be rich mix of many common interests and values combined with admirable differences. However sometimes, along with all of the positives, comes the shock discovery that the new man or woman is riddled with debt! Whether the new partner’s…

Divorce – Property Division

  • October 17, 2018

IS IT NECESSARY TO DOCUMENT THE PROPERTY DIVISION DEAL? When a couple decides to separate, decisions of course must be made about the division or disposal of assets and liabilities. For some, the stakes and/or the emotions run so hot and high that nothing can be resolved without the assistance of Lawyers and Courts. For…

Does the Family Court believe in the Easter Bunny?

  • March 20, 2018

Does the Family Court believe in the Easter Bunny? For many Christians, Easter is considered the most important event in the church’s calendar. Around the same time, other religions of course also have important events as well. There is “Passover” for the Jews, “Holi” for Hindus, Buddha’s Birthday for Buddhists and Tomb-sweeping day for the…

A Better Way To Resolve Child Custody Battles On The Horizon?

  • January 16, 2018

A Better Way To Resolve Child Custody Battles On The Horizon? Although not well known, any member of the public has the right to go and observe any Court proceedings on any day. This right is based on the principle that justice must not only be done but “seen to be done”. In the Supreme…

You Want to Separate Under One Roof

  • September 11, 2017

You Want To Separate Under One Roof For many, a relationship breakdown brings logistical and/or financial difficulties that make it impossible for separate accommodation until an agreement on a full property division can be reached. As a consequence, many of these couples find themselves having to serve out a time of being separated whilst still…

Testamentary Trusts- Are they a good idea?

  • July 13, 2017

Testamentary Trusts – Are they a good idea?  A Testator’s Testamentary Trust is a special type of Will. Financial planners often recommend them but what are they and are they a good idea? Normally, the Will appoints an executor and gives to that executor the power to gather in the deceased’s entire estate and distribute…

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

  • June 5, 2017

Pre-Nuptial Agreements or “Pre-Nups” is a term that has grown out of the American Family Law system. These Agreements are made between intact (married/defacto) couples but which state how their assets are to be divided in the event of a future separation.  In Australia they are known as Binding Financial Agreements or BFA’s for short….

When Is It Ok To Stop A Child From Seeing The Other Parent?

  • August 27, 2015

When parents separate, the overall message from all of the literature and good counsel is  that each should do everything in their power to keep their children out of the fight. In many cases however, low levels of trust driven by high levels of perceived parental incompetence can provoke a parent into the belief that it…