When one parent wants to vaccinate – a case study Being separated and co-parenting brings it challenges, in particular when one parent wants to vaccinate their child and the other doesn’t. When it comes to making decisions about the health and well-being of children, you want...

What happens to your online accounts when you die? As our online presence becomes increasingly prevalent it is still uncommon for people to consider what happens to their online accounts after they die. Losing a loved one is always a hard time, but this can become even...

Ways to formalise your agreement in Family Law If you and your partner can reach an agreement in regards to property and financial matters (including negotiations directly if appropriate otherwise through lawyers), you can save time, money and stress by not going to Court.  Formalising it...

Settling out of Court with Family Dispute Resolution Separation and trying to negotiate terms with your ex-partner can be very challenging at times, especially when children are involved. Family Dispute Resolution can be a way of settling your family matter out of Court, so its important to...

Top 5 things NOT to do in a child custody dispute   Child custody disputes are not like any other court litigation. Emotions are running high; those involved may not think or act rationally or commercially and you cannot put any monetary value on the item in...

Abuse of Enduring Power of Attorney - Everything you need to know Do you suspect abuse of a power of attorney for yourself or a loved one? Let us walk you through what you need to know. Enduring Power of Attorney - What is it? As part of...

What is a full and frank disclosure in Family Law? All parties to a family law dispute are required to make full and frank disclosure of information and documentation that is relevant to the matter. This duty to disclose information relates to both paper and electronic documentation...

Family Violence in Family Law cases When it comes to family violence, the Court takes these allegations seriously. When making parenting orders, the Court will consider the best interests of the child. The Family Law Act prioritises the safety of children in parenting matters by giving...

A family law case detailing the importance of quality legal advice in the early stages of proceedings, to ensure the highest chance of getting the best outcomes to your property/financial settlement   Time limits generally If you’re currently dealing with family law matters, in particular financial and property...

How does the divorce process work in Australia?   Going through a divorce or considering it can be one of the most stressful and emotional times of a person’s life. The legal process can at times be intimidating, adding to this stress. Its important to have a...

A family law case in which the mother was ordered to relocate with her child to be closer to the father in order to make it easier for both parents to agree on acceptable custody arrangements   Tandy & Eastman In Tandy & Eastman [2020] FCCA 541 (19...