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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…

DIY Family Law – Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?


August 10, 2020

DIY Family Law – Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

In the midst of a family law separation, legal costs can be an added worry. But as with any professional service, the costs should be…

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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