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..
Need a ‘clean break’? Reviewing the financial relationship between former spouses24 March 2017 | Family Law
Family Court of Australia discharges overseas spouse and child maintenance orders to end financial obligations between former spouses once and for all in matter of Naczek v Dowler  FAMCA 105 In this February 2017 decision involving the variation of.
New notification? Using social media to serve Court proceedings21 February 2017 | Family Law
It is not uncommon for practitioners and litigants to encounter difficulty serving Court proceedings. Quite frequently a recipient will actively avoid service or simply cannot be located. In these circumstances, practitioners and litigants may give...
Top Five Tips for Keeping Your Divorce Out of the Spotlight17 February 2017 | Family Law
Recent news headlines have seen a number of high-profile entrepreneurs and business people going through the pain of a marriage in trouble. During my time working in London I frequently worked on similar high-profile divorce cases involving successful...
What's mine is yours | Law Institute Journal, January 20177 February 2017 | Family Law
Practitioners must carefully consider the nature and extent of post-separation contributions and not place greater weight on those of a purely financial nature. To read Will Stidston's full article, published in the January 2017 edition of the Law...