Preventing Your Child from Being Taken Overseas

Preventing Your Child from Being Taken Overseas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Having access to one’s child and ensuring their wellbeing remains a top priority for many parents after a divorce or separation. If you are concerned about an ex-partner seeking to take your child outside Australia without your consent, there...
Property Settlement Orders in Family Law

Property Settlement Orders in Family Law

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you have separated from your spouse or de facto partner, you may apply to the Federal Circuit Court or the Family Court for a property settlement order under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).  Family law in Australia recognises that in addition...
Family Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Family Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Reading Time: 2 minutesMediation and dispute resolution in general refer to the processes or services that assist parties in dispute resolve their dispute without needing to go to court.  In the context of family law, dispute resolution is aimed at...
What are Advanced Care Directives?

What are Advanced Care Directives?

Reading Time: < 1 minuteAn advanced care directive empowers your loved ones to make decisions for you in the event you can no longer do so yourself.  Such events may arise if you are:  involved in a serious accident and are unconscious or in a...
Parenting Plans and Orders

Parenting Plans and Orders

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you have recently separated and there are children of your relationship, parenting arrangements must be made for them.  These arrangements must prioritise the needs and best interests of the child.  Arrangements can be made in several...
Practical Steps to Divorce

Practical Steps to Divorce

Reading Time: 2 minutes Going through the process of divorce may be confusing.  Many are unsure of what steps they should be taking and when they should be taking these steps.  There is a common misconception that separation occurs after divorce has been applied...