It’s only September (2021) but with the year of lockdowns across Australia, Mums and Dads are starting to prepare for Christmas. Whilst we all want to be focused on the joy of Christmas, it can be hard for separated families. In this blog, we look at how to prepare for discussions about spending … Read more about Time with children at Christmas, after separation
From 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia merged to become the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). In this blog, we look at how this may impact you and your family law matter. The FCFCOA has stated that they wish the Court … Read more about The new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia… what impact will it have on your matter?
A family law pre-trial conference is similar to a mediation style conference, however, it is conducted by a Registrar of the Court, rather than a mediator. Pre-trial conferences are only held in respect of financial disputes (including property settlement and spousal maintenance) and parenting … Read more about What is a pre-trial conference in family law matters?
Case Assessment Conferences during family law proceedings in the Family Court of Western Australia are only held in respect of child related proceedings. The purpose is for risk assessment. The focus of the conference is to assess risk in relation to: family violence; neglect; abuse; … Read more about What is a Case Assessment Conference in family law matters (Western Australia)?
To finalise separation from your partner, there are a number of issues that should be considered and addressed over and above obtaining a Divorce Order (if you were married) or simply moving on with your life if you were in a de facto relationship. In this blog, we look at the various tasks you may … Read more about Divorce is only one part of finalising separation from your partner
In the traumatic time of a relationship breakdown, it’s not always front of mind as to whether you are legally defined as “separated”… “or not”… In fact, there is no legal definition of “separation” in a family law environment. However, there will be times you need to provide relevant evidence of … Read more about Family law and separation: when are we considered separated?
The Australian Financial Review, in its article “Bank of Mum and Dad becomes top 10 mortgage lender” (published 19 March 2021), confirmed the Bank of Mum and Dad was the 9th largest lender (in terms of the value of loans) in Australia. The “Bank of Mum & Dad” is the colloquial term used to refer … Read more about Borrowing from the Bank of Mum & Dad; what happens if we separate?
A family law conciliation conference is similar to a mediation style conference; however, it is conducted by a Registrar of the Court rather than being facilitated by a professional outside the court system. Conciliation conferences are only held in respect of financial disputes, including property … Read more about What is a Family Court Conciliation Conference?