Won The Lottery? How Does This Affect Your Family Law Property Settlement?

When you are considering whether a Lottery Win is including in your property settlement with your spouse or de facto, timing is important. Part of the function of the Court in deciding how to distribute the assets of a relationship is to determine the net assets and liabilities and the financial and non-financial contributions of …

Conciliation Conferences – What Are They And How Do I Prepare?

A Conciliation Conference is a court managed form of alternative dispute resolution which occurs for financial matters filed in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court. A Conciliation Conference is an excellent opportunity to resolve your dispute and avoid ongoing litigation and costs.   A Registrar of the Court will work with the parties and …

How Can A Family Lawyer Help Me?

What Can A Family Lawyer Do For Me? First and foremost the job of a Family Lawyer is to provide information and advice relating to your own individual circumstances. A Family Lawyer Will – Assist you with an overview of how agreement is reached regarding property settlement, children’s orders and divorce. Assist to negotiate a …

Dedicated Fast Tracked Covid-19 List – Family Court And Federal Circuit Court

The Courts have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring that matters continue to be heard remotely if needed. Judges, lawyers and court staff have all been adaptive and flexible to ensure that the system can continue to function in this time. Border closures and travel restrictions have created significant difficulties for many families and …

Making Co-Parenting Easier

At Expert Family Lawyers Central Coast, we are always encouraging health co-parenting however, it is quite common for clients to present chains of disrespectful emails or text messages with the parents calling each other names and arguing about issues that may have been a null issue had the communication between the parties been better. There are …

Important Issues To Consider Following Separation

There Are Some Important Issues To Consider Following Separation! Going through a marriage or relationship breakdown can be a very distressing time and most often our clients find it difficult to think clearly. There are some important issues to consider following separation. It is important to compile details in relation to your relationship, including assets, liabilities …

Family Law Seminar

Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Family Law. Do You Need Family Law Advice On – Your legal rights after separation; Getting plenty of time with your kids; How to get time with your grandchildren; Dividing property fairly; Divorce. As part of the Expert Family Lawyers Central Coast 2020 Seminar Series, Amelia Cox, Family Lawyer of Brazel …

Coercive Control Is Still Domestic Violence

In the 2017–19 NSW Domestic Violence Death Review Report, 99% of domestic violence-related homicides were characterised by coercive control. Research by Professor Evan Stark, the sociologist who developed the concept of coercive control, found 60-80 per cent of women who seek help for abuse have experienced it. In the 2017–19 NSW Domestic Violence Death Review Report, …

Family Law Agreement Can’t Be Reach – Now What?

So You Can’t Reach A Family Law Agreement – What Happens Now? So you and your ex-partner have tried come to an agreement after separation in respect of parenting, property or both but you haven’t been able to do so.  The next question you will more than likely ask it ‘What now?’.  That’s a good …

Who Is A Parent?

The question of who is a parent is what the High Court of Australia was asked to consider when it heard an appeal in April 2019 in the case of Masson v Parsons and Ors. The child was conceived by way of artificial conception in 2006. The sperm donor (the “Appellant”) was a friend of …

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