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October 12, 2020

The stark reality of being an independent children’s lawyer

  Article first published in LawyersWeekly, on 08 October 2020 by Stefanie Costi. Work as an independent children’s […]
October 1, 2020

What is involved for a step-parent to adopt a child?

In order for a step-parent to adopt a child, an application needs to be made to the Supreme […]
September 29, 2020

ADVOs and Parenting Orders

Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVO) and parenting orders Navigating the jurisdictional divide The Australian Family Law system has […]
August 25, 2020

Family Law Court Supervised time (or contact/access) – What is it?

Family Law Court Supervised Time The Family Law Act 1975 places a significant emphasis on the need to […]
August 24, 2020

Will I get justice by going to Court?

Family law disputes can involve a number of different issues. These include disputes about parenting arrangements, property settlement, […]
July 29, 2020

Can video and audio recordings be used as evidence in parenting proceedings?

An analysis of recent case law Family lawyers today are practicing in a world of rapid technological advancement […]
July 27, 2020

We just reached an agreement at mediation… now what?

When people separate and need to work out what is going to happen with their children, the property, […]
July 15, 2020

Family Law Injunction Orders

Obtaining family law injunction orders against perpetrators of violence in the Family and Federal Circuit Courts When orders […]
June 16, 2020

Family Violence In Property Matters

How does the Court deal with allegations of family violence in property matters? Family violence is a prevalent […]
June 16, 2020

Separation Of Siblings

What do you do when your son and daughter want to stay with a different parent? Adrian and […]
June 10, 2020

What is Parental Alienation?

Parental Alienation: An Introduction Parental Alienation is a controversial concept that refers to situations in which one parent […]
May 27, 2020

Where can I find more about separation and divorce

Separation and divorce are commonplace in the community.  We have either been through it ourselves, are going through […]
May 19, 2020

Property settlements amid the Covid-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised family law issues we have never previously considered, and we have had to […]
May 5, 2020

When can my child decide who they want to live with?

When can my child decide who they want to live with? There is a common misconception that when […]
April 20, 2020

COVID-19 and supervised time with my child

In our last article, Aboorva Sundar took us through the impact the COVID-19 is having on parenting orders. […]
April 20, 2020

Alternative Dispute Resolution – The Courts introduce an Arbitration List

In an effort to support the methodology of Alternative Dispute Resolution for Family Law issues regarding property matters, […]
April 7, 2020

COVID-19 and Parenting Orders

COVID-19 and what it means for your parenting orders/arrangements The global pandemic has had a significant impact on […]
April 3, 2020

Top Ten Guide for Separated Parents during Covid19

Separated parents experience both the joys and stressors of parenting. But additional pressures and stresses such as those […]
April 2, 2020

Our Family Lawyers are Zooming along

A little snapshot of our working life right now! We might all be separated physically, but still very […]
March 27, 2020

Call and Screen Conferencing Appointments during COVID-19

March 27, 2020

Coparenting in the Covid-19 era: Complying with Orders

Do I have to comply with orders? We keep hearing the term “we are all in this together”, […]
March 27, 2020

Coparenting in the COVID-19 era: I need extra help right now!

I need extra help with the children right now How will it affect my situation longer term if […]
March 19, 2020

Family Law and the Coronavirus

Family Law and the Coronavirus Crisis What Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers are doing in the current crisis We […]
March 18, 2020

Family Law Parenting Proceedings

What happens if I do not attend my Family Law parenting proceedings? It can be both confusing and […]
March 5, 2020

Third Parties in Family Law Proceedings

A common misconception in family law matters is that the legislation covers only married couples, de facto spouses […]
March 2, 2020

Parenting Plans or Consent Orders

Parenting plans or consent orders?  Parenting plans are an informal and flexible document that reflects an agreement reached […]
January 31, 2020

The Good Father – Lessons in Co-Parenting

RITA BRATOVICH — JANUARY 17, 2020 Melbourne gay dad, Rodney Cruise, is something of an expert on setting expectations in […]
January 31, 2020

Divorce & Separation Advice

Divorce & Separation Advice – Practical Tips  Relating to your former partner Some people believe when they separate, […]
December 17, 2019

Sarah Bevan Celebrates 20 Years in Law

Today marks exactly 20 years since I was admitted as a lawyer in NSW. After trying out various […]
November 18, 2019

Family Reports in Family Court Proceedings

Court Appointed Experts In Family Law Proceedings – ALRC recommendations   Family Reports in Family Court proceedings are […]
November 18, 2019

Australian Parenting Orders

My former partner now lives in New Zealand, can I enforce our Australian Parenting Orders? With the significant […]
November 1, 2019

Surrogacy in Australia

Are you thinking about Surrogacy options? 
October 22, 2019

What can I do to help my lawyer with my case?

What can I do to help my family lawyer with my case? The separation and divorce process is […]
September 18, 2019

De Facto Relationships & Property Orders

I am not married to my partner, can I still apply for property orders? With the legalisation of […]
September 18, 2019

Settlement Advice In Divorce

Settlement Advice – Divorce Lawyers Sydney Our family home and business is in my husband’s sole name. Does […]
September 2, 2019

Our very own Geri has been admitted as a lawyer!

Welcome to our newest lawyer, Geraldine Friend-Ngui. Her admission was moved by our Senior Associate, Alfonso Layson on […]
August 30, 2019

Passports In Parenting Disputes

Passports in parenting disputes When planning to travel internationally with children after separation, there are more important things […]
August 13, 2019

Divorce – What do I need to know?

Divorce Lawyers Sydney Our divorce lawyers at Sydney Family Lawyers have helped thousands of people easily navigate the […]
August 1, 2019

AIFLAM – Family Law Arbitrators & Mediators

AIFLAM is the National Body for Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators. An Accredited Arbitrator, Sarah Bevan has been […]
July 11, 2019

Surrogacy Lawyers Sydney

Surrogacy Lawyers, Sydney At Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers, we can provide you with the legal advice that you […]
June 27, 2019

Service of documents

Service – How to serve your former partner when they don’t want to be served Service is a […]
June 27, 2019

Can I travel overseas with the kids?

Can I travel overseas with the kids? What you need to know in Family Law and International Travel […]
June 21, 2019

Sperm Donor ruled to be a Parent

New High Court decision alert: Sperm donor ruled to be a parent Masson & Parsons & Ors [2019] […]
June 13, 2019

Can I still see my children if there is an AVO protecting my former partner from me?

Family violence has been increasingly reported as an issue by parties engaged in disputes about parenting arrangements for […]
May 27, 2019

Practical tips for disclosure and evidence gathering in Family Law

Full and frank disclosure is a cornerstone of family law, but that does not mean it is easy […]
May 27, 2019

2019 Annual Surrogacy Conference Melbourne – Family Law

Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers are proudly sponsoring this great event again.  The 2019 Annual Surrogacy Conference in Melbourne, […]
May 9, 2019

Analysis of ALRC Family Law Review recommendations

The following is an article as published on Legalwise.com.au, on May 2nd, 2019. Sarah Bevan and Alfonso Layson of Sarah Bevan […]
April 30, 2019

My husband has stopped paying child support

My husband has stopped paying child support. I have my children full time and their father agreed to […]
April 8, 2019

What is the process for filing a divorce when I have been living overseas?

The process for filing an Application for Divorce when you have been living overseas is also in essence […]
April 5, 2019

Can I change custody arrangements?

The Application for Divorce requires information in relation to existing parenting arrangements for the children. This is because […]
March 28, 2019

What does an initial consultation cost?

An initial consultation can cost between $120 – $150 depending on what lawyer you see, provided that the […]
March 15, 2019

What is the process for filing a divorce when my spouse has been living overseas?

The process for filing your Application for Divorce when the other party is overseas is, in essence, the […]
March 13, 2019

Property settlement when everything is amicable

Property settlement Amicable separation – we agree on most things, what’s involved in drawing up and mediating a […]
March 12, 2019

I have been served with divorce papers, what do I do?

You must first read through the Application for Divorce (and any other documents served) thoroughly and ascertain whether […]
February 25, 2019

Parental obligations to a child under 18

Parental Obligations To A child Under 18 In Providing Financial Support Living Arrangements & Financial Agreements What are […]
February 22, 2019

Property Division Entitlements

Property Division Entitlements – Property Settlement Lawyers Sydney – Case Study John and Alexandra had been married for […]
January 29, 2019

Are Surrogacy Family Law Issues evolving too slowly?

Today we revisit an article featuring our very own Alfonso Layson, an Accredited Family Law Specialist and a […]
January 22, 2019

Spouse Maintenance

Spouse Maintenance Lawyers Sydney – Case Study Susan came to our office after her separation with Robert, which […]
January 15, 2019

When should we apply for a Prenuptial or Binding Financial Agreement?

Certification (Legal Statement) of Binding Financial Agreement (Prenup) services, do we each need a separate lawyer? We’ve discussed […]
December 26, 2018

What does a lawyer need to do on a Binding Financial Agreement?

What is involved when a lawyer needs to review and advise on the Binding Financial Agreement? Our process […]
December 19, 2018

Supervised Visits

Children’s Contact Services aim to provide a safe and neutral environment for children to spend time with their […]
December 12, 2018

When does a Binding Financial Agreement take effect?

When does a Binding Financial Agreement take effect? Before the Wedding / Living Situation / Post Nuptial? A […]
December 5, 2018

Communicating and co-parenting after separation

When communication or co-parenting is difficult for you and your ex-partner there are a number of strategies that […]
November 28, 2018

Agreements – Do you need a different lawyer to your spouse?

Is it always recommended to have a different lawyer to your spouse/partner? Pursuant to section 90G of the Family […]
October 19, 2018

Families Through Surrogacy Conference

Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers are proud to be a premium sponsor of a Surrogacy conference.  It’s a six […]
October 11, 2018

Annulment in the Family Law Courts in Australia

Annulment in the Family Law Court – I’ve made a huge mistake! Annulment in the Family Law Court […]
October 7, 2018

Why is Adoption so hard in Australia?

Why is Adoption so hard in Australia? – Adoption Lawyers Australia Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers have extensive experience […]
October 2, 2018

Divorce Advice Australia

Divorce Advice Australia – Divorce Lawyers Sydney Divorce Advice can be very complexed, Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers have […]
October 2, 2018

What is an Adoption Order?

What is an Adoption Order – Adoption Lawyers Sydney An adoption order is an official Court order made […]
September 3, 2018

I don’t want to be the father of this child

I don’t want to be the father of this child, what are my rights and obligations This is […]
June 27, 2018

Drug Use in Parenting Matters – Interim Orders

Drug Use in Parenting Matters – Interim Orders Family Lawyers Sydney, Surry Hills, Crows Nest & Parramatta Eliza […]
June 22, 2018

International Property Settlements Family Lawyers

International Property Settlements – Case Study International property settlement – Ali and Nafessa were married for 5 years. […]
June 19, 2018

What Is A Power Of Attorney – Family Lawyers

What is a power of attorney? By conferring a power of attorney on an individual, you are allowing […]
June 15, 2018

Prenuptial Agreements – how long do they take?

Prenuptial Agreements – how long do they take and how long before our wedding should we apply for […]
May 16, 2018

Same-Sex Property Settlement Lawyers Sydney

Same-Sex Relationships Property Settlements When a de facto relationship or marriage breaks down, the assets and debts of […]
May 16, 2018

Same-Sex Relationships Adoption Lawyers

Same-Sex Relationship Adoptions Lawyers Australia The adoption process in Australia requires an experienced family lawyer to ensure the […]
May 16, 2018

Same-Sex Relationships Wills & Estate Lawyers

Same-Sex Relationship Wills and Estates in NSW The laws concerning wills and estates are complex and require an […]
May 16, 2018

Same-Sex Relationships Surrogacy Lawyers

Same-Sex Relationships Surrogacy Law Australia Surrogacy provides a way by which same-sex couples and others with a medical […]
February 6, 2018

Same Sex Marriage -Divorce Lawyers

Same-Sex Marriage -Divorce Lawyers Sydney & Parramatta Same-Sex Marriage, on 9 December 2017 same-sex marriage became legal across […]
December 4, 2017

Separation and Divorce and Mental Health Issues

Separation and Divorce Due To Mental Health “ Expert assistance in difficult times ” Separation and Divorce Due […]
November 15, 2017

Sbfamilylawyers-email-scam

Email Scam -Sbfamilylawyers ***We are aware that today, many emails have been sent purporting to be from a […]
October 19, 2017

Australian Family Lawyers

Australian Family Lawyers – Experts in Family Law Australian Family Lawyers “We will protect your best interests” Australian […]
September 27, 2017

Adoption in Australia – Sydney Family Lawyers

Adoption Lawyer Sydney Adoption Lawyers Sydney – Adoption in Australia Adoption Lawyers Sydney – Are you considering adoption? […]
June 15, 2017

Child Parenting Orders – Travel Permission For Children

Child Parenting Orders – Travel Permission Does your parenting order cover your children if you wish to travel […]
April 26, 2017

Divorce and Mediation – Family Law Arbitrator

Divorce and Mediation – Family Law Arbitrators Sydney Divorce and Mediation If you are considering filing for divorce, […]
March 16, 2017

Sydney Family Law Firm – Arbitrators and Mediators

Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators Traditional litigation is not the only way to resolve your family law issue. […]
December 23, 2016

Parenting/Children – Relocation with Children

Parenting/Children – Relocation with Children Case Study Jan and Nicholas had one child, Owen, aged 6 years. Jan and […]
December 13, 2016

Your First Consultation

We see people in very varying stages, from those who have not yet separated but are considering their […]
December 12, 2016

Property and Financial disputes – Limited Assets

Edward and Georgia had been married for 12 years and had 2 children, Fiona aged 10 and Kim […]
December 12, 2016

Court Process

All of our lawyers have an in depth knowledge of family law as well as the court procedures, […]
December 5, 2016

How do parties to a divorce demonstrate that they have separated?

In demonstrating that a period of separation has begun, there are a couple of general actions that may […]
December 5, 2016

What do I need to know about creating enforceable agreements?

Section 90G of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) outlines the circumstances when financial agreements are binding. The requirements […]
December 5, 2016

How can a person apply for orders or declarations in relation to de facto relationships?

Section 90SB of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) sets out when a court can make […]
December 5, 2016

What are the laws relating to voluntary and mandatory reporting for child abuse?

The ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, and Victoria provide for voluntary reporting to an authoritative body if […]
December 5, 2016

Are marriages involving a transgender person valid?

The question of the validity of a marriage involving a person who underwent a transition was considered by […]
December 5, 2016

What is domestic violence?

Broadly speaking, domestic violence refers to any person who is in either an intimate or familial relationship where […]
December 5, 2016

What proof is required to demonstrate irretrievable breakdown?

The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) states that irretrievable breakdown of a marriage will have occurred if: ·         the […]
December 5, 2016

When may the court not grant a divorce?

If there are no suitable arrangements in place for the future care of any children under 18 years […]
December 5, 2016

How does a person qualify for spousal maintenance?

In order for a person to succeed for maintenance, they must demonstrate that they are unable to support […]
December 5, 2016

What are the primary and secondary considerations of the court in relation to the best interests of a child?

The most important consideration of the court when issuing an order, is the best interests of the child. […]
December 5, 2016

What are the laws relating to surrogacy?

The laws relating to surrogacy arrangements within Australia falls within the jurisdiction of state and territory governments, with […]
December 5, 2016

Can a person lose property if their spouse becomes bankrupt?

With the introduction of the Bankruptcy and Family Law Legislation Amendment Act 2005(Cth)(the Amendment) afforded non-bankrupt spouses greater protections […]
December 5, 2016

What effect does marriage have on a will?

Generally speaking, when a person gets married, any will made before the marriage will be revoked. However, wills […]
December 5, 2016

Are homemaker and parental duties considered as non-financial contributions?

The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) requires the court to take into account contributions made in the capacity […]
December 5, 2016

What are the indicators that demonstrate there has been a change in the marital relationship

There is of course no uniform way in which marriages should be conducted, and the law does not […]
December 5, 2016

When does a person have a reasonable excuse to contravene a parenting order?

There may be instances where the court may consider that there is a “reasonable excuse” for contravention of […]
December 5, 2016

Can I serve an application for divorce if my spouse is in another country?

If the respondent is based in another country, it is important to find out whether Australia has an […]
December 5, 2016

Divorce laws in Australia

Under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act), the only grounds for divorce in Australia is if […]
December 5, 2016

An introduction to enforceable agreements before, during, and after a marriage

The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) outlines the following type of enforceable agreements: caring for children; […]
December 5, 2016

Property maintenance after the end of a de facto relationship

Part VIIIAB of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) outlines how financial matters are to be […]
December 5, 2016

What are the laws relating to voluntary and mandatory reporting for child abuse?

It’s generally accepted that parents are responsible for the care, protection and upbringing of a child. Matters to […]
December 5, 2016

Are marriages involving a transgender person valid?

The current Australian position in relation to marriage is that it must be a union between a man […]
December 5, 2016

Domestic violence laws in Australia

It is estimated that one in three women experience physical violence throughout Australia, and with such disturbing statistics, […]
December 5, 2016

Proving irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for divorce matters

The one and only ground for divorce in Australia is that of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. When […]
December 5, 2016

Divorce applications and arrangements for children

The divorce process is never easy and if there are also children involved, there are a number of […]
December 5, 2016

An introduction to spousal maintenance requirements

The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) has a number of spousal maintenance provisions in place if […]
December 5, 2016

Primary and additional considerations of the court when determining what is in a child’s best interests

In circumstances where parents require enforceable arrangements in relation to their children, court orders are required, and can […]
December 5, 2016

What are the laws relating to international surrogacy for Australians?

Many Australians may be considering undertaking surrogacy arrangements with a person outside of the country. Surrogacy can take […]
December 5, 2016

What effect does spousal bankruptcy have on the marital property?

When bankruptcy and family law collide, the results are how shall we say it? Complex. Although, we’ve dealt […]
December 5, 2016

Does marriage have any effect on a will?

If you have already created a will, congratulations! Having a will is one of the most important documents […]
December 5, 2016

How are non-financial contributions dealt with by the courts when a relationship comes to an end?

When determining how property is to be dealt with when a relationship comes to an end, the law […]
December 5, 2016

What are the separation requirements when a marriage has come to an end?

With the introduction of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act), the only grounds for divorce in […]
December 5, 2016

What happens if one parent is in contravention of a parenting order?

Parties who are bound by a parenting order must take reasonable steps to comply with the order. However […]
December 5, 2016

Serving an application for divorce: The process explained

When serving an application for divorce, there are certain steps that must be followed, unless service is dispensed […]
December 5, 2016

Mandatory reporting laws for child abuse and family violence

Family Violence and Child Abuse Mandatory Report Laws Unfortunately, instances of family violence and child abuse does occur […]
December 5, 2016

I left all the finances to my ex and I don’t really know anything about what we have. Can I still get a property settlement?

Property Settlement in Divorce & Separation Property Settlement in divorce & separation, each person in a relationship has […]
December 5, 2016

What should I know about seeing a family lawyer?

Family Lawyers – What you should know about seeing one! The most important thing you should know is […]
December 5, 2016

What is the most important thing people should do when first separating?

Separating  – Importing things to do! Separating – Get proper legal advice from an experienced family lawyer as […]
December 5, 2016

Can I take someone with me to court?

Can I take someone with me to Family Law Court? It is acceptable and quite normal to have […]
December 5, 2016

What do I wear to court?

What do I wear to Family Law Court?   A suit is not necessary, but you may wear […]
November 23, 2016

Does gender matter?

Does Gender Mater in Parenting Arrangements Does Gender Matter in Family Law, most people faced with the harsh […]
November 23, 2016

Divorce – International Divorce – International Property Settlement

Divorce – International Divorce – International Property Settlement – International Property Dispute – Sydney – New South Wales […]
November 23, 2016

Property Settlements – Divorce Lawyers – common myths

Property Settlements – Divorce Lawyers People facing the end of a marriage or relationship will often find that […]
November 23, 2016

Divorce Lawyers Sydney – Separation – Divorce – Family Lawyers

Divorce – Before Divorce – Separation – After Divorce – Property – Children – Sydney – New South […]
November 23, 2016

Binding Financial Agreements – Prenuptial Agreements Lawyers Sydney

Binding Financial Agreements – Prenuptial Agreements – Postnuptial Agreements – Asset Protection – Marriage – De Facto – […]
November 23, 2016

Best Family Lawyers – Sydney – Parramatta

Best Family Lawyers How to choose the best family lawyers for your divorce and property settlement? 1. Best […]
November 23, 2016

Hague Convention – Child Abduction Lawyers Sydney

Hague Convention Return of illegally abducted children The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction […]
November 23, 2016

Superannuation and Separation

Superannuation and Separation – Who get what in a Divorce? Superannuation and Separation , after separation one or […]
November 23, 2016

Divorce Lawyers Sydney – Who gets what in a separation

Divorce, Who gets What in a Separation – Divorce Lawyers Sydney If you are worried about separating from […]
November 23, 2016

Grandparents Rights – Family Lawyers Sydney

Grandparents Rights Introduction In some families, a grandchild may live with a grandparent or a grandparent may be […]
November 23, 2016

Separation Legalities in Divorce – Family Lawyers

Separation Legalities in Divorce   If you are worried about divorcing / separating from your partner and need […]
November 23, 2016

LGBTI and Family Law – Family Lawyers Sydney

LGBTI and Family Law   Introduction Same sex relationships have become more recognised in society and along with […]
November 23, 2016

Breaching Parenting Orders – Family Lawyers

Breaching Parenting Orders Breaching a parenting order is a serious matter. As a parenting order is a court […]
November 23, 2016

Mediation | Family law and section 60I certificates

Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution The terms mediation and family dispute resolution are used interchangeably in the area […]
November 23, 2016

The Duty of Disclosure in family law |Family Law Firm Sydney

Duty of Disclosure the Family Court of Australia has stringent disclosure requirements for parties. These requirements arise in […]
November 23, 2016

Parenting Orders – Family Violence – Sydney Family Lawyers

Paul and Kaitlyn were in a relationship for approximately two years and had a child together, named Annabelle. […]
November 23, 2016

What is the difference between a Parenting Order and Adoption?

Adoption & Parenting Orders what is the difference ? Adoption is the legal process where a child joins […]
November 23, 2016

Who gets the Pets in a Divorce or Separation – Sydney Family Lawyers

Who gets the Pets in a Divorce For most families, their pets (be it a dog, cat or […]
November 23, 2016

Parenting Arrangements – Family Lawyers Sydney

Parenting Arrangement after Separation Parenting Arrangements need help? Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers is not your ordinary law firm. […]
November 23, 2016

I think my Separation will be complicated

I think my separation will be complicated.  What should we do about our expenses? Can My Family Lawyer […]
November 23, 2016

Parenting – Children – Child Support Lawyers Sydney

Child Support Lawyers Sydney, Parramatta Case Study by Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers Adam and Christine had 2 teenage […]
November 23, 2016

Parenting- Children – Child Abduction – Family Lawyers Sydney

Child Abduction Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers, Sydney, Parramatta Case Study Samina and Sohail had two children of their […]
November 22, 2016

Parenting – Children – Young Children – Child Order Lawyers

Greg and Donna had recently separated, and had a 21 month old daughter Holly. Donna had been Holly’s […]
November 22, 2016

Interim Orders and Parenting Arrangement Disputes

Interim Orders and Parenting Arrangement Disputes – SB Family Lawyers Sydney and Parramatta Case Study Jan and Nicholas […]
November 22, 2016

Defacto Relationships – Financial Disputes

Defacto Relationships Financial Disputes – SB Family Lawyers Case Study Ali and Irene had been in a defacto […]
November 22, 2016

Property Settlement – Child Support Payments – Lawyers

Property Settlement and Child Support Payments – SB Family Lawyers Case Study Edward and Georgia had been married […]
November 22, 2016

Shared Parenting Arrangements – Family Lawyers

Shared parenting arrangements, Aaron and Cathy had a 6 year old daughter Brianna, who had remained living with […]
November 22, 2016

Divorce – Separation- Family Law Firm Sydney

Divorce – Separation- Divorce Lawyers – Family Law Firm Sydney Ian came in to see us shortly after […]
November 22, 2016

Parenting/Children – Grandparents Rights – Family Lawyers

Parenting/children – grandparents rights case study Susie and Tony’s relationship broke down after months of fighting. Susie left […]
November 22, 2016

Property/Financial disputes – substantial assets

Property/Financial disputes – Family Lawyers Case study Paul was a successful entrepreneurial businessman. With the support of his […]
November 22, 2016

Surrogacy Process- Same Sex Defacto Relationship

Surrogacy when in the same sex defacto relationship, case study Surrogacy, Brett and Samuel were in a same […]
November 22, 2016

Child Custody – Recovery Order – Family Lawyers Sydney

Child Custody – Recovery Order Case Study Nicole had been in a relationship with Paul on and off […]
November 22, 2016

Parenting Orders – Domestic Violence – Family Separation

Parenting Orders – Domestic Violence – Family Separation Law Firm Johnathon and Sue were in a de facto […]
November 22, 2016

Parenting Orders – young children and sexual abuse allegations

Parenting Orders – very young children and sexual abuse allegations – Family Lawyers Steve and Anna were in […]
November 22, 2016

Alternatives to Adoption and Surrogacy in Australia

Alternatives to Adoption and Surrogacy in Australia – Family Lawyers Most of our work at Sarah Bevan Family […]
November 22, 2016

Changing an existing Parenting Order – Parenting Order Lawyers

Changing an existing Parenting Order James and Laura were a young couple who separated shortly after the birth […]
September 15, 2016

What conditions can be included in an Apprehended Violence Order?

Upon the issuing of an AVO (Apprehended Violence Order), the following conditions are included preventing the person subject […]
September 15, 2016

What happens if a person does not consent to an Apprehended Violence Order?

Apprehended Violence Order – If a person does not consent to an AVO, the matter will be adjourned […]
September 15, 2016

When can a court issue an Apprehended Violence Order?

Court issued – An AVO (Apprehended Violence Order) can be issued by the court under the following circumstances: […]
September 15, 2016

Steps to take after the application for an Apprehended Violence Order

Apprehended Violence Order and the steps to take after the application. Upon the making of an application for […]
September 15, 2016

How to apply for an Apprehended Violence Order?

Apprehended Violence Order and how to apply for one – A person can contact the police, who can […]
September 15, 2016

Family violence and children

Family Violence and Children – Domestic Violence Law – Children may be particularly vulnerable to family violence, and […]
September 15, 2016

What is family violence?

What is family violence – Section 4AB(1) of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) defines family […]
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