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 …

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 …

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, …

Giving Evidence During The Covid 19 Crisis

With the current Covid 19 Crisis, the Family Court and Federal Court of Australia are now moving to conducting necessary hearings by video link. The following information has has been issued by the Courts to assist in this unusual situation – Guidance For Attendance Of A Witness At A Court Hearing By Video Link To …

Separation – Simple Step By Step Guide

So You’ve Decided To Separate. What Happens Now – Firstly, the decision to separate from a spouse is a huge decision and should not be made lightly.  However, once the decision is made, we would suggest the first steps to take are – Communicate your intention to separate with your spouse; Note down the date …

Tattooed Mother Ordered Not To Breastfeed!

In an extraordinary case in Newcastle a mother of an 11 month old baby was restrained from breastfeeding the children because her recent tattoo put the child at unnecessary risk of contracting HIV. The Judge also ordered that the child spend from 9am to 3pm Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the father. The mother …

Christmas And Children For Divorced Couples

Christmas And Children For Divorced Couples. Family Lawyers usually see an upswing in disagreements between parents if they have no arrangements in place for the children for the holiday season.  In an ideal world, parents should decide together with the children’s best interests at heart. The most common arrangement we see is the alternate arrangement …

Divorce And Time Limits

In Family Law Divorce, Division of Property and Childcare Arrangments are all treated separately. It is important to be informed about Divorce and time limits. You cannot file for Divorce until at least 12 months after separation.  You do not have to be physically separated in different homes but you will have to file an …

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