Losing a family member or a loved one is an emotionally distressing time for many people; comprehending the thought of never being able to see them again is enough to deal with. When there is a will involved, families can be torn apart in the midst...

So you finally got some court orders about your child’s right to spend time with you. But what happens when the other parent is withholding the children with excuses and parenting orders are breached? This was looked at in the recent case of Raki & Perez Varela...

Parental alienation seems to be increasing, according to a lot of family law solicitors in Australia. Meaning of Parental Alienation Syndrome What is parental alienation syndrome (PAS)? Essentially, it occurs when one parent influences the child against the other parent, by emotionally manipulating the child. Usually, the...

Are you wanting to relocate with children? How hard is it to relocate children overseas when the other parent opposes? When the courts consider cases on relocation of children, there is usually an extraordinary reason behind the application. However, in the case of Ellis & Murphy [2018] FamCA...

There has been a lot of debate lately about how hard or easy it is to challenge a binding financial agreement (BFA) in court.  BFAs made between married or de facto spouses and can be made before moving in/marriage ("prenups") or during the relationship post-marriage/moving...

Paternity in family law disputes Under current law, paternity is "presumed" in the flowing circumstances: If a child is born to a woman and at the time she is married – the child is presumed to be the child of the woman and her husband, subject...

Benefits of a long term lease There are many benefits to a long lease, these include: Security of tenure Business stability Opportunity to build goodwill Sufficient time to recoup the cost of the business investments Greater value – a business with a long lease generally has...

Prices for wills these days vary these days-from a couple hundred dollars for the usual basic husband and wife type of will where the asset structure is simple- to thousands where a testamentary trust is required due to complex nature of the will and greater...

Retail lease disputes in Victoria and around Australia commonly arise in shopping centres in relation to relocation, exclusivity, fit out requirements, turnover rental, promotion funds and signage. For other shops, shared parking and repairs and maintenance are often the cause of argument. Old air conditioning units...