Child Custody or Parental Responsibility

Child Custody or Parental Responsibility

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the hardest things to cope with following a separation is deciding on new parenting arrangements for your children. There are no hard and fast rules about making arrangements for which parent a child will live with or spend time with...
Caveat in Family Law

Caveat in Family Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes Relationship breakdowns can be a source of emotional distress and grief. These feelings can be inflated by the complex, and often unavoidable, exercise of dividing property. Sometimes in a relationship, both parties have an interest in a...
Agreements Enforceable in the Family Court

Agreements Enforceable in the Family Court

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt is often the case where separated parties would avoid engaging lawyers from the get go as they believe that it is an unnecessary step in deciding who keeps what; particularly when the asset pool is relatively conservative or who and...
Social Media and Family Law

Social Media and Family Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes Family law cases for many years have been intensely private. But what was once private is now commonly publicised on social media. If you are going through a separation, it is very important that you are aware of your social media presence and...
Domestic Violence in the Family Court

Domestic Violence in the Family Court

Reading Time: 2 minutes The courts recognise the close connection between family breakdown and violence, and the detrimental impact on both adult victims and children living with family violence. Protecting family members, and particularly children, from the effects...
Why is it a Bad Idea to Write Your Own Will?

Why is it a Bad Idea to Write Your Own Will?

Reading Time: 2 minutesNowadays, it is relatively easy to find a free Will template on the internet and relatively affordable to buy a Will kit from a newsagent, post office or online. There are also websites that have data collectors that take your information and...