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?
As our workplaces continue to adapt due to the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, including more and more people working from home, the use of social media in all parts of everyday social and professional life continues to grow. This leads us to ask if court documents (and for our purposes … Read more about Can I serve my family law documents by social media?
Family Dispute Resolution (colloquially known as “FDR”) is a type of mediation available to parties to attempt to resolve family law disputes without going to court. It is defined at Section 10F of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (“the Act”). Family dispute resolution is a process (other than a … Read more about What is Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)?
It has long been said “it is not separation that affects children, it is conflict”. No matter how amicable your separation (or divorce) may be, the process is still difficult and likely to be stressful. With children, you have the added pressure of ensuring all your actions are in the best interests … Read more about The effects of separation (and divorce) on children
The impact of COVID-19 extends into the family law system. Separated parents are asking how the travel restrictions imposed in all states and territories impact their handover arrangements set out in Parenting Orders. This is especially relevant for separate parents who do not live in … Read more about How do the COVID-19 travel restrictions affect my Parenting Orders?
If you’re separated but still living with your spouse, this is called ‘separation under one roof’. Many separated couples do this for a variety of reasons. It’s not ordinarily an issue until both parties seek divorce and need to prove to the court that they are in fact separated. The content of … Read more about Separated but living under the same roof (during COVID-19)