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)
Whilst for many, the thought of being forced to stay home and sit on the couch is a dream come true, there are many in our community who have significant anxiety about being forced to spend more time with their partner/husband/wife and/or children. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing the greater … Read more about The “at-home” struggle of COVID-19
Many families and couples often welcome furry friends into their homes and lives. Pets are often cherished members of a familial unit. But what happens to those pets (or other animals) if the relationship ends? Who gets custody of the pets, so to speak? How does the family law system deal with pets … Read more about Pets and other animals in the family law system
A financial agreement, colloquially referred to as a “prenuptial agreement” (and even more colloquially, a prenup) or Binding Financial Agreement (BFA), is a written agreement between parties to a marriage or a de facto relationship (including same-sex couples). Your financial agreement can deal … Read more about What is a financial agreement (a prenuptial)?
Parenting orders can cover a whole raft of family law matters relevant to children; for example parental responsibility. However, today we will be exploring the legislative framework for making parenting orders in respect of the time a child spends with each parent or with other significant people … Read more about Parenting orders for spending time with the children
A common question in family law parenting disputes is: ‘Will my child’s wishes be considered?’. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut answer to this question. However, what can be said is that a child’s wishes alone will not determine a parenting dispute. In some circumstances, a child’s wishes … Read more about Are the views of the child considered in family law?
When a relationship ends it can be a very emotional time, and it can be difficult to think clearly about what you should be doing to prepare yourself for separation. There are a number of documents and other vital information you should consider collating at the time of separation. Having access … Read more about Separating from your spouse – important information and documents to collate