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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
Death of 'special contributions'

For a long time, there has been a debate in the family courts between those who believe that a court needs to recognise special and exceptional ...

28 Jul 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate read more
How to find a family lawyer and make the most of your first conference

Selecting a family lawyer is not a simple matter; you don't take the first you find in your internet search. Preparation before your first conference with ...

28 Jul 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate read more
Relocating children overseas after divorce

As more families become "international" many are faced with the dilemma that on divorce (or separation) one partner wants to go "back home" with the ...

28 Jul 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate read more
Divorce - FAQs

There is only one ground for divorce, which is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, as evidence by parties being separated for 12 months ...

25 Jul 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate read more
My bags are packed, I'm ready to go. Should I stay or can I go?

After separation, it is not unusual for one party to want to move from the city or town in which the family resided, to another city or state – often to ...

24 Jul 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate read more
Post separation financial contributions

The period between separation and the finalisation of a financial matter can be a matter of days (if both parties agree) or years (in the Family Law Courts ...

8 Jun 2017 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate read more
Thinking of starting a family? Written consent may be the way of the future.

IVF has become a far more accessible service in the last decade and what happens to frozen embryos if a couple separates is entirely dependent on the ...

8 Mar 2017 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate and Amy Pun, Graduate Solicitor read more
"Buying food, drinks and women"; an assessment of parties' conduct as it relates to family law

Parties who have been in a de facto relationship (heterosexual or same sex) or marriage and have separated sometimes ask if his or her (or the other party ...

8 Feb 2017 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate and Amy Pun, Graduate Solicitor read more
Cannabis and Family Law

Cannabis. Marijuana. Pot, Dope. Mull. Yarndi. These are all names for the most commonly used illegal drug in Australia. Sherlene Heng examines how the use ...

13 Jul 2016 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate read more
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