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The interrelationship between an application for parenting orders and mediation

  The interrelationship between an application for parenting orders and mediation Parenting Post Number 2 This is the second of a series of posts in relation to parenting issues, and it principally focuses on the mediation process that ordinarily needs to be undertaken prior to taking any formal action in a court. If you have
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Parenting in a Family Law Context (1)

This is the first of a series of posts in relation to parenting issues. For many people involved in a relationship dispute, the most difficult issue is with whom the children of that relationship will live. For many people who otherwise are able to make meaningful decisions, this task is very difficult. With whom children
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Domestic violence in a family law property situation

Domestic violence in a family law property situation Prior to the coming into operation of the Family Law Act of 1975 (FLA), much emphasis was given in the former Matrimonial Causes Act of 1959 that was succeeded by the Family Law Act to the concept of fault, such that there were 13 force grounds of
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Child Support Agreements

I have worked in the legal industry for a very long time and I well remember the unfortunate incidents where men who were under an obligation to pay maintenance for their children chose to go to prison which was the option those days for non-payment of maintenance, rather than support their children.   Fortunately, those
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The interaction between indirect contribution and superannuation in a property claim

The recent decision of the Family Court [Perrin & Perrin (No2)] reminds us that the indirect contribution of a wife is to be taken into consideration in determining a property settlement in which there is a superannuation interest. This was a case involving a former police officer (the husband) who during his employment was injured
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Explanation of a Domestic Violence Order to the person in whose favour it has been made by a Court in Queensland

The following is an EXPLANATION OF A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER for the person in whose favour the order is made that is contained on all domestic violence orders made in Queensland Version 2. May 2017 Enforceability of Order Nationally Recognised DVO -This domestic violence order (DVO) will be automatically recognised in all States and Territories of
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My dream Mum and Dad

My dream Mum and Dad (Author unknown) They would let each other parent see us children as much and as often as they can. It would be great if mum and dad just got along – not even as friends would be ok. They would encourage us children to have a good time with the
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Reliance upon a recorded conversation obtained without the knowledge of one of the parties in a family law matter.

An instance when statements made in a recording without the knowledge of the person making the statement were permitted to be introduced into evidence in a case in the Federal Circuit Court.   The material contained in this document is general in nature and is designed to provide you with some information but should be
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The unintended consequences of renewing your marriage vows

Be careful when renewing your marriage vows as it may have unintended consequences. In a recent decision of the Family Court of Australia (18 May 2017), a judge was required to consider the effect of a second marriage between the same couple, which was registered under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act in New
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What happens if I go live with my boyfriend/girlfriend

What happens if I go to live with my girlfriend/ boyfriend? People often ask me if I go to live with my girlfriend/boyfriend how does it affect my rights meaning am I going to be subject to a claim in respect of property or am I able to make a claim in respect of property.
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