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19/05/2014

But what about the dog…?

This may seem like a trivial question for some, however, it is a question that often has to be asked when people are separating.Most couples are able to come to an agreement about where their dog, cat, or goldfish will go, but sometimes there is a disagreement about where a...

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24/02/2014

Family Law on Ice

The best way for two people who have separated to resolve their dispute is to do it together. There is no doubt about that. An important part of our role is to help people to do that. Usually this is more than just giving them advice about possible outcomes and...

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03/02/2014

Family Law Myths: those are MY assets

Some common phrases we hear from people seeking family law advice include: “I had the house before we married, so that’s not included”; Or “but I got that as an inheritance from my grandmother, so that should be left out”; Or “I bought the lotto ticket from the newsagent, so...

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29/05/2013

Pre-Nups – Who needs them?

Have you thought about a Prenuptial Agreement (aka Pre-Nups or Binding Financial Agreements (BFA’s))? The bad news is that the stats for marriage breakdowns in Australia are pretty high – one out of three marriages end in divorce. The rates of breakdown for de facto relationships are more like one...

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28/04/2013

Why Going to Court Sucks & How to Avoid it

With the greatest of respect to the honourable Judges of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court, for almost everyone, going to Court for your family law matter is not a great experience. Costs wise, you may be looking at some or all of the following: filing fees lawyers fees...

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