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Family Lawyers

The recent television incident where Channel 9 were doing a story on children taken to a foreign country has highlighted the problem of parents taking their children away from the other parent. An ex British Policeman sought to abduct the children from Lebanon to...

Pope Francis has released much anticipated guidelines on the Church’s approach to love, sex and marriage. The 260 page document lays down revised teachings on how Catholics should approach relationships. Pope Francis said gays should be respected, but restated...

A recent case has caused many domestic violence commentators to slam the Newcastle Family Court. The case involved Ms T and Mr S who had been arguing for many years through the Courts over parenting orders for their daughter. The Court had ordered that the father have...

There are many organisations that can assist parents with dealing with the children after separation. What do we tell them? How will they cope? These organisations offer counselling, courses for parents and other services targeted at parents and children. One...

Drew Barrymore has confirmed she has split from her husband. 41 year old Barrymore, who has been married three times, revealed she and husband Will Kopelman are in the process of divorcing less than 4 years after tying the knot and insisted that their daughters, Olive...

In family law cases it depends on when the lottery was won and who paid for it. If the ticket was purchased using joint funds when the parties were together then most courts will rule that the money is a joint asset. However, there are exceptions and all cases are...

A farming couple with ­assets totalling about $13 million has asked the Family Court for assistance in dividing their flock, after the wife complained she was left with all the poor sheep while he got the better ones. The couple were married for 34 years have adult...

If you believe social media it appears that Osbourne family members Sharon and Ozzie are headed for divorce after 33 years together. This goes to show that people get divorced after even after being together for many decades. In a recent case we acted for a...

There are 14 factors a Court must take into account when deciding what is in your children’s best interests. They are as follows: The benefit to the child of having a meaningful relationship with both of the child’s parents; The need to protect the child from physical...

An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is an order that is aimed at protecting a person from another person. An AVO specifies what the Defendant (the person who is the one being restricted) can and cannot do towards the protected person. If there are restraints on...

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