Pets and Family Law

For most households having a pet join the family is an exciting time, but what happens during separation or divorce? Unfortunately, there is no specific legislation for dealing with pets in family law. If there is a dispute over ownership of a pet, the pet is simply...
Care Arrangements for Children During COVID-19

Care Arrangements for Children During COVID-19

2020 has so far been a year of uncertainty, with plans changing constantly and many day-to-day activities being restricted. One of the many ways that COVID-19 has impacted families is in regard to care arrangements for children during the pandemic. If you’re unsure of...
Separating? Unsure what to do next?

Separating? Unsure what to do next?

The end of a marriage or de facto relationship is one of the most difficult periods in a person’s life. It is not unusual to feel anxious and overwhelmed. It is a time when you need support and guidance.  Each relationship breakdown is different, and there are various...
Family Law & Duty of Disclosure

Family Law & Duty of Disclosure

Family law legislation in Australia is designed to make the court process as quick and smooth as possible. Part of this is a principle called the duty of disclosure. The duty of disclosure means that each party has a responsibility to disclose documents and...
Family Violence & Understanding Family Law

Family Violence & Understanding Family Law

For many people, including victims of family violence, being at home is not always a safe place. Both men and women experience violence, and most men are not perpetrators of violence. However, the statistics on domestic violence, emotional abuse and murder demonstrate...