What You Need to Know About Legal Fees and Property Settlement

Property Settlement

Separating from your partner is a challenging and often stressful time for all involved. There’s a lot to work out, and often, it feels like decisions need to be made very quickly. Negotiating your property settlement is one of the largest financial agreements you’ll make after separating so it’s important you do some research before…

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What is Supervised Access and When is it Ordered?

supervised access

Understanding supervised access is important if you are subject to it, or are facing Family Court proceedings where either you or the other parent are applying for supervised contact. But what is supervised access, and what do you need to know about it? What is supervised access? Supervised access is where one or both parents…

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Joint Custody and Separating Siblings After Divorce or Separation

Joint Custody

Separating from your partner is a challenging time for everyone involved. There is a lot to work out, and often one of the most important decisions that need to be made is how care of any children will be shared. When there’s more than one child, it’s tempting to consider a joint custody agreement where…

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Can Secret Recordings Be Used In Family Court Cases?

Secret Recordings

Settling a divorce or separation isn’t always smooth sailing. When things start to get messy or out of control, it can be tempting to consider covertly recording conversations as evidence of wrongdoing. But while hiding your phone in your back pocket to secretly record exchanges with an ex-partner or spouse may sound like a great…

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The Importance of a Quality Family Law Affidavit


In Family Law proceedings, it goes without saying that you want to present a strong case in your favour so that you can move on with your life, with closure. The most crucial factor in doing this is having a well-prepared, good quality family law affidavit. What is an affidavit? An affidavit is a sworn…

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Parenting Influences – Do You Parent How You Were Raised?

parenting influences

You may recall the Harry Chapin song “Cats in the Cradle” where Harry sang in part my boy is just like me … Harry, by singing this phrase, reflected on how he parented and how his son turned out “just like me” as it were. This explains why so many people wake up in their 20s…

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What Do I Need To Know About Making A Child Support Agreement?

child support agreement

Separating from your partner is a stressful time for everyone involved. There is a lot to organise, from where the kids will live to how you will divide your property. With so much going on, it can be easy to forget some essential admin jobs – like working out a child support agreement. Talking about…

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What is Parental Alienation and What Can You Do About It?

parental alienation

Most of us know someone who has experienced parental alienation. We’ve seen the devastating effects on both parent and child and wished we’d recognised the signs earlier and done something to prevent it. So, what is parental alienation, how and why does it happen and, most importantly, what can you do to prevent or even…

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