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Financial settlement and time limits – how do they affect you?


September 9, 2021

Financial settlement and time limits – how do they affect you?

By Kate Wild, Senior Associate Dealing with the breakdown of a relationship is one of life’s toughest challenges. In the wake of a separation, you…

Now that we’re separated, who stays in the house?


March 18, 2021

Now that we’re separated, who stays in the house?

By Caitlin Elliott, Senior Associate Separated couples can usually come to an agreement about who stays in the family home and who moves out. Those…

My ex and I have agreed a settlement – what now?


February 4, 2021

My ex and I have agreed a settlement – what now?

First – congratulations. Family law separations, at the end of a marriage or a de facto relationship, can be really difficult. The fact that you…

Can I go to Court to seek Parenting Orders without doing Mediation first?


November 26, 2020

Can I go to Court to seek Parenting Orders without doing Mediation first?

By Caroline Khoury, Special Counsel Negotiating arrangements for your children after the breakdown of your relationship can be a stressful and emotionally taxing experience. After…

DNA Testing & Parentage


November 10, 2020

DNA Testing & Parentage

By Michael Boal, Senior Associate There are a number of different reasons why people may want to undertake DNA testing. It could be that: Somebody…

What if I don’t know what assets my partner and I have?


October 22, 2020

What if I don’t know what assets my partner and I have?

By Danielle Sturgeon, Senior Associate. With busy lives and a lot to organise, we often delegate management of parts of our life where we can,…

Case Update: Who is a Parent? Masson v Parsons


October 16, 2020

Case Update: Who is a Parent? Masson v Parsons

The facts Mr Masson had been friends with Ms Parsons for many years. In 2006 Ms Parsons conceived a child referred to as “B” by…

Legal Advice and Legal Professional Privilege


September 17, 2020

Legal Advice and Legal Professional Privilege

Most people know that conversations they have with their lawyer are confidential. That means the lawyer cannot discuss the information given to them by the…

JABOUR & JABOUR [2019] FamCAFC 78 – Indirect Contributions in a “very long marriage”


September 7, 2020

JABOUR & JABOUR [2019] FamCAFC 78 – Indirect Contributions in a “very long marriage”

By Kate Wild, Senior Associate In the matter of Jabour[1], the Full Court of the Family Court considered, on appeal, a decision of the Federal…

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