Parental Child Abduction – New Laws

What if your ex-partner takes your children overseas without your consent or stays longer than you agreed to? Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a parent to internationally abduct their children. That is, take or send their children from Australia to a place...

Navigating Religious Choices In Family Law

Religion And Shared Custody Of Children Australians enjoy great freedom of religion, and being a country of migrants, there is a great diversity of religious and spiritual beliefs. Many of these beliefs are quite personal and are interwoven with family, community and...

De Facto Property Settlements

How do I know if I am in a de facto relationship? There can be some confusion on the issue of property rights and spousal maintenance in de facto relationships, and particularly on what actually qualifies as a de facto relationship. However, the law itself is...

Empathy and Family Law

Empathy and Family Law   Family Law is an area of personal law, as opposed to corporate or commercial law, and as such, is often adversely impacted by the emotional turmoil generally experienced during the breakdown of a relationship.  To help clients navigate...