September 27, 2017

Adoption in Australia – Sydney Family Lawyers

Adoption in Australia Are you considering adoption? In Australia, the law surrounding adoption is a complex web of strict legislation and regulations. Having Sarah Bevan, our […]
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 overseas? Penalties may apply for parents if you […]
April 26, 2017

Divorce and Mediation – Family Law Mediator

Divorce and Mediation – Family Law Mediators Sydney Divorce and Mediation If you are considering filing for divorce, then you should seek legal advice as soon […]
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. Several alternatives exist and are widely used in […]
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 Nicholas had separated approximately 2 years earlier, 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 options, to those who may have been divorced […]
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 aged 7, who suffered from insulin dependant diabetes. […]
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
Divorce Family Lawyer Sydney

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 […]
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 in property proceedings with the insertion of the […]
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 made before a marriage that anticipates the marriage […]
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 of parent and homemaker as outlined in s […]
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 attempt to define how a married couple should […]
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 an order with the reasonable excuses outlined in […]
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 agreement with the other country in relation to […]
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 a marriage has broken down irretrievably. There are […]
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; division of property; spousal maintenance payments; some child […]
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 regulated between people in de facto relationships, including […]
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 do with children and the family are usually […]
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 and a woman as stated in the Marriage […]