It is becoming more commonplace for family members to provide financial assistance to other family members to be used, for example as a deposit for a property purchase, for renovations on a property or to assist with cash flow for a business venture. How that arrangement is treated if you end up in … Read more about Is it a gift or a loan? The difference could be critical in your family law dispute
One of the first steps you should consider, when separating with your spouse or de facto partner, is to protect any interest you have in real property (for example, your family home) of the relationship. One way you can protect your interest in any real property that is not registered in your name … Read more about What is a caveat? How can it be used in Family Law?
In Family Court proceedings, at times it is difficult to get the information you need out of the other party. You may need to issue a subpoena. A subpoena is a court ordered request to produce documents of for someone to appear in a legal proceeding. In family law, you can issue a subpoena to a … Read more about Family Court subpoenas; how to issue or how to respond?
When people are considering separation, many will initially ‘go it alone’ with working through the various processes; the things they need to consider when separating, dividing their property, parenting issues, getting a divorce etc. But to get through the process ensuring all your rights and … Read more about Working with a variety of professionals can make the experience of separation easier
Have you read “See What You Made Me Do” by Jess Hill? Whilst COVID-19 is attracting all the headlines at present, the underlying alternative pandemic of increasing domestic violence is a subtitle that we are also reading. Whilst bedtime reading is a matter of choice, there is no doubt that Jess … Read more about Domestic violence – a pandemic of its own
COVID-19 has gifted us with the ability to spend more time with loved ones including our children. For many Australian families, this was a gift; for others, it was an obstacle too great. Whether it be parents working from home or children adjusting to home-schooling, we have all been given a … Read more about Identifying some positive experiences for our children as a result of the pandemic
When a husband and wife separate, it is always a difficult time. Complexity can be added when the primary asset of the relationship is a family farm. The added difficulty of separation where farms are involved (or farming families) is not only splitting the assets of a husband or wife or de facto … Read more about Family Law and Farming Cases
Just how “final” are “final orders” It’s not unusual for someone to look at re-evaluating obligations under Final Orders made by the Family Court in property matters and/or parenting arrangements. The question is, can those Final Orders (including Consent Orders) be changed? Particularly with … Read more about Can I change my Family Court final orders?