Is My Ex Spying On Me?

Nearly everyone has a smart phone and many also have tablet devices. Often in families these devices are connected by a shared account of one party, usually a parent if the couple has children. During or after a separation, it … Continue reading

I recorded my partner abusing me, can I use it in Court as evidence?

Illegally or Improperly Obtained Evidence Our lives are dominated by smartphone, everything Snapchatted or Instagrammed. Everything is filmed and recorded, but can it be used as evidence against someone in your family law matter?  In the case of Michaels & … Continue reading

“Now that I am Separated, Can I Go on Tinder?” – What not to post on internet dating apps

It is not uncommon for family law clients to start dating other people once they have separated from their former partner. However, it can be tricky to navigate post-separation dating, especially when people start using Internet dating apps such as … Continue reading

Cross examination banned in Family Law proceedings where Family Violence has occurred

“For parties who have experienced family violence, fear of being cross examined by the person who has perpetrated the abuse may lead them to avoid the court and consent to arrangements that do not provide security they need“ Australian Law … Continue reading

The Sydney Morning Herald quotes Caroline Counsel

Accredited Family Law Specialist Caroline Counsel says that grandparents are specifically mentioned under the Family Law Act as being able to commence proceedings in relation to their grandchildren, but that doesn’t, however, give grandparents an automatic “right” to their grandchildren. “Each … Continue reading

Who pays for a baby when you’re not married or in a de facto relationship?

When a woman becomes pregnant and is neither married nor in a de facto relationship, legal issues can arise as to who is responsible for her support during the birthing period and then who is responsible for the financial support … Continue reading

Help! My former partner applied for an Intervention Order against me and I have a Court Hearing.

Intervention Order Hearings are sometimes unexpected and can be very confronting for both Applicants and Respondents to manage. If you have been served with an Intervention Order and have an upcoming Hearing, we recommend that you make an appointment to … Continue reading

Can I let my hair down at the end of my relationship and go all out on a trip to Vegas?

Many clients feel the need to let their hair down, celebrate or recover during family law proceedings and may choose to travel overseas to Bali or Las Vegas to do so.  Whilst it is permitted to travel overseas (unless you … Continue reading

Child Support- What happens if I am not the Father and Child Support Says I have to Pay?

If you are in a situation where you are being asked to pay child support for a child and you do not think it is yours, you may want to know what all the options are before deciding on a … Continue reading

What are the consequences of not following a parenting order?

The Australia Federal Police (AFP) posted a news report on Facebook on 19 September 2018 that three children who had been “abducted” by their father had been found safe and well. The children had been taken by their father in … Continue reading