What is an AVO and how does it work?
Do you need an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) to protect you and your family? We explain what they are and the process of applying for one. We also talk about what you should do if someone has applied for an AVO against you. What is an Apprehended Violence Order / AVO? An Apprehended Violence Order, […]
Mediation for dispute resolution — let’s talk
Dispute resolution is often more challenging than it needs to be. Mediation is one option for resolving disputes and it may help you. What is mediation? Mediation is a dispute resolution process that uses a neutral and independent person (a mediator) to help the parties negotiate an agreement to resolve their dispute. What does mediation […]
What happens to superannuation in a divorce?
Going through a separation or divorce is a stressful period in your life. You may be asking yourself who gets what, and how are assets divided fairly. In the unfortunate event that your relationship breaks down, both your and your partner’s superannuation is considered property, and like your other assets, it can be divided between […]
When should I make a will?
Whilst it can be a difficult topic to discuss with loved ones, having a will in place can give you peace of mind, and ensure your loved ones are provided for after your passing. It can also unburden them during a difficult time in their lives, and ensure your wishes are executed. So, if you’ve […]
Trending: Divorce in January? You’re not alone
The holiday season can often be make or break for couples. With financial stress, social expectations and family tension, it’s no surprise that Google Trends show searches for divorce often spike in January. So why are so many couples searching for the best family lawyer to help them through a separation or divorce? In this […]
5 tips for shared parenting in the holidays
With the holidays fast approaching, it can be a busy and stressful time, especially if you have family visiting or you are hosting a large family event. If you are also navigating shared parenting, whether it be your first year, or after many years, it can create extra tension. We’ve listed our top tips below […]
6 relationship red flags you shouldn’t ignore
If you’ve had a partner make a comment that just didn’t feel right, or they don’t get along with any of your friends or family, you might be spotting relationship red flags. In hindsight, bad behaviour is easy to spot, but when you’re feeling loved up, it’s easy to dismiss. In this blog, we cover […]
Do you need to talk to a family lawyer before ending things with your spouse?
Things might be feeling tense at home, and you feel like your marriage has lost its spark. Are you thinking about separating, but worried about your assets and family if you split from your partner? A family lawyer can help you navigate this difficult time in your life, and achieve the best outcome for you […]
Is a ‘prenup’ necessary before marriage?
It’s an exciting time. You’re newly engaged and in the midst of wedding planning when you suddenly think, do I need a prenup? There can be many reasons to consider a prenup. You may be marrying later in life, have dependent children from a previous relationship, want to protect your hard-earned assets, or can see […]
When do you need a family lawyer on your side?
You may be thinking about the future, and protecting your family, property or assets. Or maybe you’re separating from your partner, and you need to arrange parenting orders or split assets. And unfortunately, sometimes assault and criminal charges are involved in your split. It’s hard to think clearly during this time. You need someone you can […]
What are my rights if I want to separate from my partner?
“I’m separating from my partner – now what?” At the time of separation, couples living in the same place will often disagree about their living arrangements for the immediate future. It is important to know your rights and obligations at this difficult and uncertain time. Can you be kicked out? How can I kick my […]
What are interim parenting orders and why are they important?
Interim parenting orders are exactly as they sound. They are enforceable court orders that codify parenting arrangements until final orders are made – whether by agreement between the parents or by judgement at a final hearing. Getting to final hearing, in some cases, can take as long as 3 years, so it is important to […]
My driver’s licence has been suspended – what can I do?
Can I appeal a suspension of my drivers licence? Yes you can appeal if your drivers licence has been suspended, but only if: (a) your licence has been suspended by a police officer at the time of the offence; (b) your licence has been suspended for speeding more than 30 or 45km/h over […]