Whilst it is important to consider how the Court determines property settlement, there are other practical considerations to turn your mind to when separating from your partner, to ensure all financial ties are severed and property settlement finalised. One of those ‘other considerations’ includes … Read more about How does the first home owner’s grant affect my property settlement?
Following separation, one of the first issues people turn their mind to is what, if any, financial support they may be entitled to from their former partner. Child support and spousal maintenance can provide financial support to a spouse who may not have sufficient income to support themselves and … Read more about Difference between child support and spousal maintenance
Throughout the pandemic, the Court has continuously adjusted and now, more and more Court hearings are being heard via video (including the use of Microsoft Teams) or by telephone. Commencing 28 February 2022, all hearings in Western Australia will be conducted by telephone or Microsoft Teams. It … Read more about Preparing for your Family Court hearing by telephone or video-conference
In parenting matters before the Family Court system, there are often allegations of risk, including drug use of a parent or carer of a child. Drug use, including illicit substance abuse, can indicate a lack of parental capacity and risk of harm or actual harm to others, including children. First … Read more about Drug testing and parenting matters
Unfortunately, this is a question we commonly get asked during the holiday period, when one parent, after spending time with the children, unilaterally fails to return the children to the other parent. In this article, we explore options to apply for a recovery order. If you experience such a … Read more about What can I do if my former partner does not return the children to me?
A Child Impact Report is a report prepared by a Court Child Expert to provide information to the Court about the experiences and needs of the child in the context of a family law dispute before the Court. The Child Impact Report will consider a range of issues depending on the unique circumstances … Read more about What is a Child Impact Report?
The topic of vaccinating children is a contentious issue. Whilst over 90% of the population in Australia over the age of 12 years are fully vaccinated, there appears to be some hesitancy in injecting those younger. The Family Court has been called in to make decisions regarding vaccinating children … Read more about What happens when parents cannot agree on child vaccination?
There are often many reasons why a relationship may break down. Separation is tough at the best of times but can be even more emotional and messy when another party, outside the relationship, is involved. When infidelity is a contributing factor to separation, common questions asked of family … Read more about Will infidelity impact my property settlement?