Fact or fiction – top 5 myths about family law property settlements


Most people know someone who has been affected by a family breakup. It is usually a very stressful and emotional time where people are anxious about the divorce, the property settlement and the emotional wellbeing and care arrangements for children.

Unfortunately, this is reflected in a great quantity of inaccurate statements, often regarded as fact by those, in the community.

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Children’s care arrangements following separation


Following a divorce or separation, parents do not have to go to court about the care arrangements for their children. As a matter of principle, we encourage our clients to reach an agreement with the other parent, if possible and reasonable to do so, without the need to resort to the Family Law courts, which will save on legal fees. Continue reading “Children’s care arrangements following separation”

The perils of representing yourself in the Family Court

Avoid self representation in the family court

The Family Court of Australia was one of the first courts to recognise self-represented litigants as a permanent and significant client group.

Research indicates that 20 to 30 percent of Family Court cases involve a party who is self-represented at some point.

It is important to weigh up the benefits of using a family lawyer even if you don’t have to as the consequences of not following the correct process, filing incorrect documents or filing them out of time could be disastrous. Continue reading “The perils of representing yourself in the Family Court”

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