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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 15, 2017

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December 12, 2016

Court Process

All of our lawyers have an in depth knowledge of family law as well as the court procedures, which ensures the best court representation for you. […]
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 be used as evidence, and can include: one […]
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 are strict, and all parties must have been […]
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 an order or declaration in relation to a […]
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 a child is being maltreated or requires care. […]
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 the Full Court of the Family Court in […]
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 violence, or any other types of behaviours used […]
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 parties have lived separately and apart for a […]
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 of age or children who lived as part […]
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 herself or himself adequately because: ·         they are caring […]
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. The manner in which the court will determine […]
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 the majority of jurisdictions having relevant legislation relating […]
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