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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, Senior Associate 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

By Daniel Piekarski, Senior Associate The facts Mr Masson had been friends with Ms Parsons for many years. In 2006 Ms Parsons conceived a child…

Legal Advice and Legal Professional Privilege


September 17, 2020

Legal Advice and Legal Professional Privilege

By Linda Anderson, Senior Associate Most people know that conversations they have with their lawyer are confidential. That means the lawyer cannot discuss the information…

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, Lawyer In the matter of Jabour[1], the Full Court of the Family Court considered, on appeal, a decision of the Federal Circuit…

DIY Family Law – Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?


August 10, 2020

DIY Family Law – Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

By Penelope Charlesworth, Senior Associate In the midst of a family law separation, legal costs can be an added worry. But as with any professional…

Covid-19 and Parenting Orders


July 30, 2020

Covid-19 and Parenting Orders

By Caitlin Elliott, Senior Associate The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been wide ranging on Australians, including on the ability of parties in family…

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