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Independent Children’s Lawyers in Family Law Proceedings

When partners separate, the future care of, and responsibility for their children is a major consideration. Parties to parenting proceedings must make reasonable attempts to resolve disputes about children and, unless extenuating circumstances apply, are required to...

Can I secretly record my spouse?

We’ve all had times when we can’t recall a conversation someone else swears we had. Often, one person in a relationship is more adamant about their memory than the other person. Usually, those mini-disputes are minor blips in an intact relationship. But what if it’s...

Buying and selling a property at the same time

Buying or selling property is widely accepted as one of life’s major stress factors. When you buy and sell property at the same time and try to complete both transactions together this can add considerably to the stress levels. This is known as a simultaneous...

Obligations and consequences of parenting orders

A separating couple with children will need to work out the parenting arrangements for those children – where the children are to live and who may make decisions about the children. If the couple can agree, their agreement can be formalised as Consent Orders (ie...

Six things to know about Binding Financial Agreements

There are many names for Binding Financial Agreements or BFA’s, including; Pre-nuptial Agreements (commonly known as pre-nups), Post-nuptial Agreements (post-nups); and Cohabitation Agreements. They are known by the courts as Binding Financial Agreements. There have...

‘Divorce’ explained for de facto partners

Unlike married couples, de facto partners cannot apply for a divorce when their relationship breaks down. Their property affairs and arrangements for the future care of their children however may be finalised by agreement, with the assistance of their legal advisors...