How Successful is Mediation?

How Successful is Mediation?

As of 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia merged to form one Court known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). A number of changes were introduced with this merger, including the...
Co-parenting with a Narcissistic ex partner

Co-parenting with a Narcissistic ex partner

For those of you who have experienced this phenomenon you will most likely be thinking – no way it can’t be done!!! Narcissism whilst rarely formerly diagnosed is prevalent in our society and certainly something that Family Lawyers are noticing more and more in their...

Estate planning for blended families

Most of us appreciate the importance of making a Will and having an estate plan that sets out how we would like to provide for our loved ones when we die. If, like many Australians, you belong to a blended family, there are additional considerations when planning your...

Children’s care arrangements following separation

Following a 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 if possible without the need to resort to the Family Law courts. One advantage in...

Saving your rights to see your grandchildren

If you are a grandparent and face the sad circumstance of a break up in your family group, through separation or unforeseen events, you may be worried about your right to continue seeing much-loved grandchildren. Unfortunately, some grandparents only see their...

Immunisation and Family Law

Some Australian parents have recently begun to question whether to immunise their children, expressing concerns about possible side-effects risks associated with childhood vaccinations.  But what happens if parents are separated and can’t agree?  Background Childhood...