Will the Family Courts “Add-back” to the Asset Pool when Wastage has occurred?

  In the reported case of Omacini & Omacini (2005) 191 FLR 317, the Full Court identified three (3) areas which may warrant an add-back to the property pool, being as follows:1  One parties expenditure on legal fees;  Premature distribution of funds;  Wastage of one party.   … Continue reading

Family Law and Covid19 – how can I separate during Covid19 Lockdown?

“A tidal wave of separations will turn into a Tsunami post Covid19” – this is the prediction that Caroline Counsel Family Lawyer and Accredited Family Law Specialist appeared on 3AW Breakfast this morning with former lawyer Ross Stevenson and marketing … Continue reading

How will an investigation by Child Protection Services affect my parenting matter?

If you have immediate safety concerns regarding your children, please contact Victoria Police. If you, your former partner or any other person holds safety concerns in relation to the care or wellbeing of your children, you might find your family … Continue reading

Will the Family Court include Capital Gains Taxation Liability in our asset pool?

When a party to a family law proceeding seeks that an investment property form part of their settlement, one may ask, will the Family Court consider the future capital gains tax (CGT) liability payable at some date down the track … Continue reading

Caroline Counsel on Breakfast Radio with Sammy J: COVID19 and Individual Rights

Listen to Caroline speak to Sammy J during the Breakfast show on 5 August 2020 about COVID19 and individual rights (at 46:00 minutes)

Caroline Counsel on RN Drive: COVID19 Stage 4 Restrictions

Listen to Caroline speaking with Patricia Karvelas on Tuesday 4 August 2020 regarding the Stage 4 restrictions implemented this week and our responsibilities to each other, the community and as citizens of Victoria to comply with Government directions:

Surviving the Bunker: Co-parenting and Separation Part VII in the time of the COVID19

Image from No Copyright infringement is intended. Easter is normally a time for families to get together and often is the subject of dispute between those parents who have not yet sorted out what time their kids will spend … Continue reading

Surviving the Bunker Part VI – Parents Who Can’t Agree the Sky is Blue

Image from No Copyright Infringement is Intended In this blog I will deal with the issue of those parents who can’t agree on any aspect of parenting and whose parenting skills are negligible to non-existent.  These parents look for … Continue reading

Surviving the Bunker V: Family Violence and COVID19

Image from No copyright intended.  At the present time and for the foreseeable future, many families are under extreme pressure, due to the impact of COVID19 and the consequential self-isolation with total lockdown now virtually in force.   Even those … Continue reading

Surviving the Bunker Part IV: Separated Parenting During COVID19

Image from No copyright intended.  I have recently been asked by the media to provide commentary on COVID19 and the obligations on parents during this unprecedented time which we are all experiencing.  It is perplexing for parents who do … Continue reading