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28/03/2023

Consent Orders or Financial Agreement – What do I choose?

Autumn is a time of change, shedding the old for the new. For newly separated families, the symbolism is apt. By Autumn, newly separated couples have navigated through the Summer holidays and Christmas season, and started back at work. For the first time, they have had to figure out how...

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23/03/2023

Harmony Week

This week is Harmony Week in Australia! As one of the world's most successful multicultural countries, Harmony Week helps celebrate Australia's diversity. This week is about celebrating diversity, inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians. Did you know that in Australia, approximately 17.5% of Australians are of Asian descent and another 3.3% of Australians identify as Indigenous?

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14/02/2023

Haydn Marsh

Haydn passed away peacefully, 9.02.2023. Haydn was an amazing human, he showed empathy, concern for others and always strived to do the right thing. He will be missed greatly by everyone at FGD and our thoughts are with Rehana, Xavier and his family at this devastating time.

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07/02/2023

Happy Valentine’s Day

On behalf of everyone at FGD, Happy Valentine's Day! This Valentine's Day we wanted to remind you that FGD would relish in helping you out of any pickles or jams you find yourself in. We are pleased to be partnering with Cornersmith who echo our commitment to innovation and Going Green.

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01/02/2023

Back to School Tips for Separated and Divorced Parents

Maybe your kids are heading back to school after an enjoyable holiday break, or maybe you’re one of the millions of Aussie parents who has a child who is a first timer for big school. Either way, if you are a single parent who is co-parenting with your ex, getting everyone (including yourselves) prepared for the first day of school can be a little stressful.

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12/01/2023

New Year Resolutions for Separated Parents

We are all familiar with New Year Resolutions. They mark the end of the year that has been and invite reflection and evaluation. They date stamp the start of something new and prompt us to identify what is important to us in life and what we wish to focus on in the coming year.

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14/12/2022

Doyle’s Guide Family Law Rising Stars – Canberra, 2023

The family law team at Farrar Gesini Dunn is proud to announce that Nicholas Smith and Anastasios Keramianakis have been featured in the Doyle’s Guide Rising Stars category for 2023. Congratulations Nick and Tassi!

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29/11/2022

Are Dads Entitled to Equal Custody?

Following separation, it’s common for parents to think in terms of what they’re entitled to when it comes to sharing custody of the kids. While the world has come a long way in equalising parental responsibilities between men and women, the way this question normally materialises is whether dads have equal rights to mums.

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03/11/2022

Can My Ex Come Back To The Family Home After Final Separation?

In most cases “separation” occurs when one person moves out of the family home. Usually the person who moves out doesn’t expect it to be the last time they ever set foot in the place they called home. But often it is when a family violence order is in place....

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25/10/2022

FGD Golf Day 2022

Ahead of our FGD Charity Golf Day last Thursday, the rain forecast was looking grim. All of us at FGD had our fingers and toes crossed for a beautiful day, and for the second year in a row, our wish was granted! This year we continued to support Karinya House...

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14/10/2022

Why Make a Will When It Can Just Be Challenged Anyway?

We are often asked the question, “Why make a Will when it can just be challenged anyway? It seems like courts do not uphold a person’s wishes even if there is a Will, so why bother?” You should definitely make a Will for many reasons. Most importantly, so that your...

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28/09/2022

FGD X HCFL Welcome Event

We have been so thrilled to welcome the Hamish Cummings Family Lawyers team into the FGD family. We officially welcomed them by hosting a celebration in our FGD Sydney office. We shared bubbles and nibbles and toasted to Kate Kensell & Julie Nessworthy joining the directorship. They have been such...

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