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Family Lawyers

If you are not coping with your Divorce or Separation, it is important not to underestimate the need for counselling or support from Professionals. There are clinical psychologists, counsellors and support groups who specialise in assisting you and your kids through...

What happens if Family Court Orders are breached? Normally if Family Court Orders are breached, a party to the Orders can file what is called a ‘contravention application’. Evidence will need to be presented to the Court of the breach and the person who is...

Adoption and Family Law are complex areas of Law particularly when it comes to same sex couples. Whilst same sex couples are currently treated the same as hetorosexual couples under the Family Law Act when it comes to Orders for parenting, this only relates to...

Unless you are divorced there is no reason why you cannot claim for a property settlement from your broken down relationship 10, 20 or even 30 years after separation. Once you are divorced you only have 12 months after the date to apply to the Court for help sorting...

Christmas can be a stressful time when parents are separated, especially if it’s the first one. Research has shown that kids do far better when their parents are not arguing or in conflict. Although it is always good for the kids to see that the parents can...

A Binding Child Support Agreement (BCSA) is an agreement made between 2 parents in relation to child support after the parents separate. In most cases a parent would contact the Child Support Agency and make an application for the other parent to pay child support....

What do you do if you know or suspect that the other parent is using illegal drugs or using alcohol to excess? If you are in the Family Court System, you can always seek an order that the parent undergo chain of custody urine tests. These tests are supervised and...

Under the Family Law Act, when a separated couple needs to have their property split, one of the steps in the process is assessing the contributions of the parties to ascertain what percentage of the property pool each party is entitled to. Such contributions can be...

This is a matter that needs to be dealt with on an urgent basis if you don’t know where the children are.You should seek legal advice immediately. If your ex-partner suddenly moves away with the children without getting your consent, then you can file an...

If you are unlucky enough to be in the Family Law system, the Court process can be quite daunting. The first court date usually occurs 6-8 weeks after the documents are filed with the court, unless the Court considers the matter urgent. The judge does not usually...

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