What is a family?7 November 2017 | Family Law
A mother, father and their biological offspring? A mother, her female partner, their sperm donor and the child they created together? A father, his male partner, their egg donor, their surrogate and the child they created? A man, woman, egg donor, sperm..
Pre-nups going global…16 October 2017 | Family Law
Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial style agreements have, for many years been an alterative option for couples to settle their property settlement in Australia rather than resorting to litigation. In the current climate, financial agreements, as they are now...
‘Calvin’ up the inheritance12 October 2017 | Family Law
In Calvin & McTier the Full Court of the Family Court of Western Australia grappled with one central question: Should a significant inheritance received by one party long after the breakdown of the relationship be included in the property pool for.
Dr Seuss on Separation & ADR14 September 2017 | Family Law
So you have separated. Now, regarding all the matters arising out of your separation, do you: Negotiate? Mediate? Collaborate? Arbitrate? Conciliate? Or Litigate? Sounds rather like something out of Dr Seuss, doesn’t it? Separation after marriage or
Children’s wishes in family law proceedings - relevant but not determinative10 April 2017 | Family Law
The High Court of Australia has recently reiterated that children’s wishes are relevant, but not determinative, in parenting proceedings arising under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act). The case of Boldemonte v Boldemonte delivered on 1 March.
How to prevent the risk of international child abduction in family law matters6 April 2017 | Family Law
With the number of kidnapping cases rising and children being unlawfully taken overseas, divorced and separated parents are being urged to look for the warning signs, according to a leading international family law expert. Barry.Nilsson. Special Counsel..