Category: Family Law

Extensive changes to parenting orders and Independent Children’s Lawyers starting in May 2024 | Part 1

1-May-2024 Family Law By Angelika Turner

On 6 November 2023, the Family Law Amendment Act 2023 (Cth) (“Family Law Amendment”) received Royal Assent, which will result in extensive changes to the parenting framework and parenting orders, as well as the role of Independent Children’s...

What will Easter mean for our parenting arrangement?

16-March-2024 Family Law By Angelika Turner

Easter is fast approaching but my ex-partner and I both want to spend time with the kids over the Easter long weekend. What do we do? The key to surviving the Easter period is communication and forward planning, especially if you do not have a parenting...

I’ve been served with an ADVO!

28-February-2024 Family Law By Angelika Turner

An ADVO or Apprehended Domestic Violence Order “But how could this have happened? I’ve never been violent towards my partner!” – have you been served with an ADVO and not sure what to do? Call Streeterlaw now to discuss your options and consider...

What You Need To Know About Divorce

1-August-2023 Family Law By Simone Green

  People are often confused regarding the process of separation, divorce and property settlement. Following the breakdown of a relationship, people commonly say ‘I’m going through a divorce’ or ‘we are getting a divorce’ as those...

Capacity and Family Law – how a litigation guardian can help

17-March-2023 Family Law By Simone Green

Capacity and Family Law – how a litigation guardian can help? We usually think of legal ‘capacity’ in terms of whether a person can understand the nature and effect of signing a legal document such as a last Will. What happens however when a...

Ownership of property, it’s not what you think!

Family Law By Simone Green

Ownership of property, it’s not what you think! When it comes to ownership of property it is commonplace for couples to buy or hold real estate in the name of one partner only, either for asset protection purposes, or to keep their financial...

The Lighthouse Project – The family court shines light on family violence

21-December-2022 Family Law By Simone Green

Sadly, family violence continues to be endemic for Australian families with an increasing number entering the family law system. Recent changes implemented in the family law court (the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia) on 28 November 2022...

Family Law Financial disputes– who gets to keep the family home?

11-November-2022 Family Law By Simone Green

Ending a marriage or de facto relationship brings many challenges, not the least of which is deciding on who gets what. In many cases, separating couples can agree on how to separate their assets but what happens when both people want to keep the same...

Navigating the Family Law court process and how you can avoid it

Family Law By Simone Green

Harsh words are spoken, promises are broken and in the words of the old song by Grayson Hugh, love has walked out the door. Most people can make amicable arrangements for managing their financial and parenting issues post-separation without Court...

Navigating Christmas and beyond – Family law dos and don’ts – tips for separated families

9-November-2022 Family Law By Simone Green

Christmas and holidays are socially idealised to evoke happiness, joy, and goodwill. The reality of the festive season for many, however, is that the season brings stress, conflict, and a host of other problems. For families experiencing divorce and...