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 an important source of independent, expert insight into […]
November 18, 2019

Australian Parenting Orders

My former partner now lives in New Zealand, can I enforce our Australian Parenting Orders? With the significant number of Australians who have migrated to Australia […]
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 often a difficult time for most people. As […]
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 same-sex marriage via the Marriage Amendment (Definition and […]
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 this mean he gets the company and our […]
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 to consider than whether they will be able […]
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 legal system to obtain their divorce, therefore helping […]
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 a proud member of AIFLAM for over 10 […]
July 11, 2019

Surrogacy Lawyers Sydney

Surrogacy Lawyers, Sydney At Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers, we can provide you with the legal advice that you need to ensure that your surrogacy arrangement is […]
June 27, 2019

Service of documents

Service – How to serve your former partner when they don’t want to be served Service is a very important and integral element of Court proceedings. […]
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 Thinking of escaping the daily grind with the […]
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] HCA 21  On 19 June 2019, the High […]
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 […]
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