Clayton v Bant – An Update3 December 2020 | Family Law
On 2 December 2020, the High Court of Australia (the High Court) delivered its judgment in the matter of Clayton v Bant.1 The High Court’s decision discusses the complexities that can arise in cross-jurisdictional family law matters. It also serves...
Carpe Diem – the importance of timely advice in international family law matters24 January 2020 | Family Law
The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia’s decision in Bant & Clayton1 reiterates the importance of seeking specialist family law advice in matters with international issues. The absence of taking that advice can lead to adverse...
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...
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...
Separated and planning an overseas holiday? Here's what you need to know.19 September 2016 | Family Law
Whether you have just separated or decided to separate, there are a few things you need to know before you start to plan an overseas Christmas vacation. The process, and corresponding timeframes, of negotiating property settlements, parenting arrangements...