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Alcohol and Family Law

Last year, I wrote an article on cannabis use and its potential impact on parenting matters. I have recently considered some recent cases where alcohol was ...

8 Aug 2018 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate read more
School Holiday Time

Why is it that time during the school holidays are treated differently from time during the school term?

29 Jun 2018 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate read more
What's in a name?

"I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage."

15 Jun 2018 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate read more
Family law and your tax debts

Whatever is discussed in the 'confidence' of a relationship may be something one party attempt to use against the other party for tactical advantage ...

4 Jun 2018 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate read more
Family law and caveats

According to the Real Property Act, a person who claims a legal or equitable estate or interest in land ('caveator') can lodge a caveat against the ...

9 Jan 2018 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate read more
Mental illness in parenting matters

Each year at least 1 in 5 Australians over the age of 16 experience mental illness. It is common for people to experience mental illness during difficult ...

3 Jan 2018 / Linda McGirr, Senior Associate read more
It's mine, I got it after we broke up

In family law disputes it is a common misconception that an inheritance or other large sum received after separation will be excluded from the property ...

3 Jan 2018 / Linda McGirr, Senior Associate read more
I'm late complying with Family Court Orders, no one will mind

In a recent Family Law case the husband found out the hard way that he should not have delayed complying with Court Orders for his property settlement.

3 Jan 2018 / Linda McGirr, Senior Associate read more
Thorne v Kennedy [2017] HCA 49

The High Court decision in Thorne v Kennedy highlights the difficulties inherent in Financial Agreements under the Family Law Act

30 Nov 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate and Katerina Lonergan, Graduate-At-Law read more
No ring, not binding? De facto relationships and family law

When parties separate, whether they be married or in a de facto relationship, the same laws apply in relation to the division of their property. Since 1 ...

14 Aug 2017 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate and Esther Khoo, Graduate Solicitor read more
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