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...
Was it a loan or a gift? Big difference!

Was it a loan or a gift? Big difference!

Housing affordability is a big issue for young Australians. For those lucky enough to have parents able to help them into the property market, careful thought should be given to how that money will be treated if the recipient separates from his or her spouse or de...
Should I Settle my Family Law Property Matter during COVID-19?

Should I Settle my Family Law Property Matter during COVID-19?

People are concerned about the possible implications of finalising a property settlement during the current global pandemic. This is because we are all living in a time of uncertainty however, you should not let the current situation with COVID-19 stop you from being...
What does that mean?

What does that mean?

Legal jargon can be confusing. At East Coast Family Lawyers we aim to use ‘plain English’ with our clients, but there is certain terminology used by the Courts that can leave you wondering what it all means.  Here are some of the most commonly used terms in Family...