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 their children. In matters involving allegations of family […]
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 or readily forthcoming. Reticence to disclose and misunderstanding […]
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 Family Lawyers discuss the long-awaited report from the […]
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 support them, but has now stopped.  What are […]
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 the same. However, you must ensure that either […]
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 the Registrar needs to be satisfied as to […]
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 appointment is for 30 minutes and relates only […]
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 same. The only difference is that you need […]
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 legal settlement? If most things are agreed to, […]
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 all the information contained in the documents is […]
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 my rights about my parents providing me with […]
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 Senior Associate with our firm specialising in Surrogacy. […]
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 this a lot, Prenuptial Agreements.  However, let’s expand […]
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 in reviewing and advising on the Binding Financial […]
December 19, 2018

Supervised Visits

Children’s Contact Services aim to provide a safe and neutral environment for children to spend time with their parents or for a changeover to occur. There […]
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 Binding Financial Agreement will not take effect until […]
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 can assist: limiting your contact with your former […]
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 Law Act 1975 (Cth) each spouse party to […]
November 21, 2018

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 Court of New South Wales. The Adoption […]
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 – Sometimes when people marry, they realise that […]
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 in a wide range of family law matters […]
October 2, 2018

Divorce Advice Australia

Divorce Advice Australia – Divorce Lawyers Sydney Divorce Advice can be very complexed, Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers have extensive experience advising, assisting and representing parties in […]
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 by the Supreme Court (in New South Wales) […]
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 a sticky situation in which some men find […]
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 them to make important financial decisions on your […]
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 one? A prenuptial agreement is an agreement which […]
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 each party must be divided. In Australia, the […]
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 provision of accurate legal advice and to ensure […]
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 expert family lawyer to provide high quality and […]
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 or social need may become the legal parents […]
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