As family lawyers, we often come across instances where there are court orders in place (either interim orders or final orders) and one party is not complying with their obligations under the orders. Examples of non-compliance with Family Court orders Property settlement orders: failure by a … Read more about Breaching Family court orders – what can I do?
Time limits apply in family law proceedings, for property settlement and spousal maintenance matters. If you separate from your partner (whether married or in a de facto relationship), you will need to commence your property settlement proceedings within the specific time limits. Time limits for … Read more about Time limits for family law property settlement
What is clear during the January 2021 Perth lockdown is that shared parenting arrangements, including handover, is to continue. The Stay-At-Home and Closure Directions provides an exception to the requirement for one chosen principal place of residence. This specific exception is for the purpose of … Read more about Shared parenting arrangements during COVID-19 lockdowns
After an application for divorce has been made by a party (or the parties jointly), a divorce hearing is allocated by the Court. Whether attendance at the divorce hearing is required is dependant on whether there are children of the marriage (or children that were treated as children of the … Read more about What happens at a divorce hearing?
Many children spend such significant time with their grandparents, that grandparents can be a primary carer in a child’s life. The Family Law Act (‘the Act’) acknowledges this. Under the Act, grandparents can apply to a Court for orders relating to who their grandchildren live with or who their … Read more about Grandparents rights to see their grandchildren
In 1989, the Australia Government set up a system for assessment for child support. The Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth) is the legislative framework for the child support system. In most cases, the amount of child support is now an administrative formula, rather than a judicial … Read more about How is child support determined in Australia?
After separation, there may be a point in time where a parent would like to relocate with a child to another town, state or country. In this article, we will look at the when and how child relocation can occur together what the courts consider when determining relocation matters. A parent may … Read more about Relocation with children after separation
Supporting your child or children after separation is an unknown playground for many parents. The challenges in guiding children and responding appropriately to changes in behaviour can be difficult. The “Parenting After Separation” program developed by Relationships Australia (also known as … Read more about Parenting after separation – focus on the kids