Am I Allowed to Move Away?

A common question we receive from our clients, especially in cases involving domestic and family violence, is “Am I allowed to move?” This is a very tricky question to answer. We need to consider that the Court is concerned with what is in the best interests of the...

Time to Opt Out? The risks of My Health Record for Family Law

My Health Record is an online health record system that was created by the Commonwealth government and began operating in 2012. The system initially required people to “opt-in” and choose to use the service however, in May 2017, the government announced that it will...

Domestic Violence – Part 2

Physical Abuse and Domestic Violence When we think about Domestic Violence, in most circumstances, people refer to physical abuse of a spouse or intimate partner. I certainly see many people who indicate to me “No, there’s never been any physical...

Domestic Violence – Part 1

What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence knows no barriers.  It can happen to anyone of any walk of life and any cultural background.  Despite the penetration of domestic violence in every realm of society the problem is often overlooked, excused or denied.  This...