For certain separated families, it is appropriate for the time one parent spends with the children to be supervised by a third party. There are many reasons why supervised time is either requested by one parent, offered by one parent or ordered by the Court. When is supervised time with children … Read more about Supervised time with children after separation
When separating with a former spouse or de-facto partner, it is common for parties to work together to reach a settlement on their financial relationship (property settlement) so both parties can move onto the next stage of their life. However, it is just as common for one party to delay finalising … Read more about My ex-partner is delaying our property settlement
Personal cross-examination of other parties is not permitted in certain circumstances in family law proceedings, where allegations of family violence have been raised. Where the ban applies, any cross-examination must be undertaken by a lawyer. In this article, we define personal cross-examination, … Read more about Ban on personal cross examination in family law court proceedings
Exposing a child to a parent (or third party) who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, in possession of drugs, or engaging in family violence, is unthinkable to most parents. A common conundrum which separated parents face is how to protect their child from harm, whilst also supporting the … Read more about Family law matters involving drugs, alcohol or family violence
Several tax considerations often arise during family law property settlements whether it is settlement by consent or the matter goes to trial in the Family Courts. In this blog, we explore some of the important things to consider when selling or transferring real estate and also look at how to … Read more about Taxation Implications in family law property settlement
Following separation or divorce, it is not uncommon for a parent to change the surname of a child to recognise their surname in the child’s name. Whilst it is common for parties to change their surname following a separation and this can be done relatively quickly and easily, changing the surname of … Read more about Can I change my child’s surname after separation/divorce?
With Australia’s international borders now open and less restrictions on international travel following the pandemic lockdowns, we are seeing the return of more clients seeking urgent applications for their children to be added to the Family Law Watchlist (“Watchlist”). In this blog, we explore the … Read more about How to put a child on the Family Law Watchlist (formerly the airport watch list)
Child handover for parents and children can be complicated, difficult and a source of anxiety for all involved. When parents are co-parenting after separation, it is important for children, that handover is simple, cordial and provides children with the least likely feeling of being tugged between … Read more about Child handover arrangements when co-parenting