Passport Challenges for Kids Whose Parents Have Separated or Divorced

Australians love travelling. In 2018, 11.1 million Australians returned to our shores following a short-term overseas trip. The most popular destination for overseas travel in 2018 was New Zealand wit

Kids and Passports

The False Economy In Family Law

What if the biggest cost in your family law matter was not your lawyer? What if the biggest cost was YOU?

Not possible? Think again.

The Collins Dictionary defines a ‘false economy’ as ‘an attem

MYTH – Financial Assistance For Children Stops At 18 – BUSTED

A common myth about financial support for children is that it must cease when the child turns 18 years of age. Well, that’s not necessarily the case!

Often, parent carers and non-parent carers expe

My Ex Has The Kid’s Passports. What’s The Risk?

We all looked on in horror last year when 60 Minutes aired Sally Faulkner’s terrifying but true story of battle to bring her children home from Lebanon. This experience resulted in her, Tara Brown (

Who can have a say about how your children are raised and who they spend time with? You may be surprised

Family disputes are not uncommon and can sometimes lead to parents, adult children or extended family members becoming estranged.
What if your parents or those of your spouse or even a former de fact

5 Top Tips for Negotiating Parenting Agreements after Separation

A relationship breakdown often creates a highly emotionally charged environment, but throw your children into the mix it can become downright volatile. In these circumstances, a lack of objectivity ca

Shared Parenting – The Myths and the Reality

Shared parenting is emerging as the better option for co-parenting children with the Courts moving away from the alternate weekend “visitation” schedule.

There are myths and realities to shared

Do Parenting Arrangements Affect Your Property Entitlements?

Well the short answer is yes.

In most relationships there is a division of roles, duties and responsibilities.  Parties choose to live in a way which will advance their interests either individual

Free Family Law Mediation Can Cost You More Than You Think

It is not only a good idea but the Family Law Act requires a separating couple to make a genuine effort to negotiate a settlement of all issues (children and property) prior to any Court action being

Shared Care and Children’s Best Interests

New Australian research data on the emotional well being of children provides food for thought about the plusses and minuses of Courts ordering care of the children be substantially shared between par

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