Opinion piece With the global pandemic bringing border closures (both state and international), changing work situations (including more people taking part in fly-in/fly-out work than ever before), we’ve seen more and more parents spending longer periods of time away from their children, for work … Read more about Parenting from afar
The purpose of “Men’s Behaviour Change courses” is to initiate a change process in men's behaviour and provide a forum for exploring and challenging beliefs. Within this, there is a focus on making men accountable for their violence toward family members. Men’s behaviour change courses are aimed … Read more about Benefits of a Men’s Behaviour Change program in family law matters
Aside from the family home, superannuation has become one, if not the most valuable asset accumulated by individuals during their working life. In this blog, we look at how superannuation is treated in family law property settlement and the concept of superannuation splitting after separation or … Read more about Family law and superannuation splitting
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