Let The Kids Decide – What Age Can A Child Decide Where They Live?

Amelia Cox – Family Law Practice Team Leader The solicitors at Expert Family Lawyers Central Coast are often asked “What age can a child decide where they live?” As for many questions in family law, there is no one correct answer nor is there one magic age. How Does A Court Decide? Under our Family …

Case Study – Securing Spend Time Arrangements Between A Father And Son

Background Our client – a father with a history of substance abuse issues had been spending vey limited time with his 9-year-old son. The father had devoted significant time and effort attending rehabilitation and other parenting courses to overcome his substance abuse issues. Our client had not consumed any illicit substances for several years. Despite …

Case Study – De Facto Wife Spends Life Savings On Partners Properties

Background Our client – the de facto wife, had been in a relationship and living with her partner for 4 years. The de facto husband owned a property at the commencement of their relationship and purchased another property during the relationship. In the course of the relationship, our client expended her life savings towards mortgage …

I Want Them To Leave! – Who Gets To Stay In The Family Home?

Amelia Cox – Family Law Team Leader After separation, some couples whether married or de facto, choose to continue to live together in the family home until they have resolved their parenting and property matters. In family law terms this is called being “separated but living under one roof”. Parties may choose to continue living …

Property Settlements And Superannuation – What If My Ex Doesn’t Disclose Superannuation?

Have you recently separated and want to finalise a property settlement? Did you know you might be entitled to some of your former partner’s superannuation? There is a much easier way to discover superannuation assets! After a relationship has ended, there usually needs to be consideration and discussion about who gets what before each person …

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of Year – What To Do When Separation Makes Christmas Time Not So Wonderful?

Amelia Cox – Family Law Practice Team Leader For many of us, Christmas time is synonymous with family time. The school term draws to a close and, for the lucky ones amongst us, time is taken off work for some well-deserved R&R. For separated parents, however, Christmas can sadly be a very stressful period for …

How Do I Start Proceedings In The Federal Circuit And Family Court Of Australia?

How Do I Start Proceedings In The Federal Circuit And Family Court Of Australia? Have you recently separated from your partner and want to divide your assets on a final basis? Are you having difficulties reaching a workable co-parenting arrangement? Many people think that commencing proceedings in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia …

The New Federal Circuit And Family Court Of Australia – What Does This Mean?

Amelia Cox – Family Law Practice Leader This year 1 September 2021 did not just mark the first day of Spring but also welcomed a new era in the Australian family law system. The new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia has now commenced, but what does this mean for you? Division 1 And …

How To Navigate Parenting Arrangements In A Time Of COVID-19 Lockdown

Covid-19 Restrictions And Parenting Arrangements As the NSW Government announces a further 4-week lockdown and further local government areas are forced into a stricter lockdown, concern grows amongst parents. It begs the question: Do I have to continue my parenting arrangement due to COVID-19 restrictions? The team at Expert Family Lawyers Central Coast understands that …

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