Author: Simone Green

How to prepare for your first meeting with a Family Lawyer and the benefits of early advice

21-February-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

When a relationship breaks down, emotions can be so overwhelming that planning the next step can become quite challenging. At Streeterlaw, we recognise that seeing a lawyer is a significant step for people in this process and unfortunately often delayed...

Child relocation after separation – the geographical threat undermining parent/child relationships

30-January-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

Few things are more emotionally devastating than family separation. Maintaining a strong parental relationship with a child after separation is difficult, particularly for young children, when they live a significant distance away, inter-state or...

Nips & Tucks, Holidays and Facelifts – Financial Obligations Beyond Separation and Divorce

5-December-2019 Family Law By Simone Green

While it seems extraordinary that an ex-partner should be obliged to provide for the cosmetic ‘needs’ and entertainment of their ex, this very scenario recently played out in a Family Court appeal against an interim order that the husband, Mr Garston...

When Christmas cheer turns to tears – 7 tips for separated families on surviving Christmas

18-November-2019 Family Law By Simone Green

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Or is it? The Christmas period can be particularly challenging for separated families, especially if this is the first Christmas apart. It is also one of the busiest times for family lawyers as people rush to negotiate...

Beware the Financial implications of De Facto Relationships

2-November-2019 Family Law By Simone Green

The phrase de facto relationship is a term often used loosely in society to refer to a couple living together in a romantic relationship. The term ‘de facto’ however has a legal meaning, and with that come certain rights and obligations which may in...

5 common misconceptions about Family Law

18-October-2019 Family Law By Simone Green

When ending a relationship, you will most likely receive ‘family law’ advice from many well-meaning but unqualified sources either based on their own personal experience, a friend of a friend, or the perilous depths of social media. Streeterlaw...

Untying the knot – Divorce vs Annulment – What makes a valid marriage and how to end it

5-September-2019 Family Law By Simone Green

Difference Between Annulment and Divorce Confusion abounds about the difference between obtaining a divorce and obtaining an annulment of marriage. The two are very different things legally; and different again from a religious annulment of marriage....

Have you brought property into a relationship? Be aware that you may be required to share an increase in the property value with your partner!

29-August-2019 Family Law By Simone Green

In the case of Jabour & Jabour [2019] FamCAFC78, the parties were married in 1991 and separated (on a final basis) in May 2015, making it a 24-year marriage. Before entering into the relationship, the husband had an interest in three blocks of land...

Should I stay or should they go? The battle for sole occupation of the family home

5-August-2019 Family Law By Simone Green

Simone Green, Family Lawyer and Accredited Specialist regularly assists her clients in dealing with this common and often hotly contested issue of who should move out of the jointly owned home. This is especially emotive when children are involved,...

For better or for worse OR until hardship strikes and the pre-nup fails – How to get it right.

12-July-2019 Family Law By Simone Green

Pre-nups are made in the good times, generally to file and forget, with a shared optimism for the future. The danger is, no-one can predict the future with 100% accuracy. Things happen; markets rise and fall, people lose jobs, get sick, have children or...