Category: Family Law

Spouses Behaving Badly – Financial disclosure and the dangers of contempt

22-July-2021 Family Law By Simone Green

Thankfully, despite some initial hurdles, most people manage to come to a financial arrangement with their ex-partner without significant drama and usually without going to Court. On the other end of the spectrum are those for whom the process of...

The biggest shake up in Family Law since 1975 is coming in September 2021 – here’s what you need to know…

15-July-2021 Family Law By Simone Green

As of 1 September 2021, separated couples seeking the Court’s assistance to settle their parenting and/or property disputes will experience a change in how their case is managed in the Court system with the merger of the Family Court of Australia and...

Do I have to provide my new partner’s financial details to the Family Court? – The Relevance of 3rd party financial information

1-July-2021 Family Law By admin

Did you know that financial disclosure of all relevant documents and information is an ongoing legal obligation for separated couples regardless of whether specific requests are made by the other party or not? Streeterlaw Family Lawyer, Maidei...

Relocating children after separation – top tips to maximise success

20-April-2021 Family Law By Simone Green

As the world has become smaller with the ease of international travel (at least pre-pandemic) and people move away to chase opportunities; relationships between people of geographically distant origins, are now commonplace. All is well until they settle...

Ex parte orders – when to make them and why

9-March-2021 Family Law By Simone Green

Ex parte order meaning Quite literally, “ex parte” is a latin expression meaning in the absence of the other party. There are strictly limited circumstances in Family Law litigation where it is possible to obtain a Court order without the opposing...

Family Court Consent Orders & Change of Mind – Can consent be withdrawn?

5-November-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

Settlement of disputes, even during the end stages of a trial in the family courts is common, often due to the unpredictability and expense of reaching a judicial outcome. The terms of agreement are written, signed and handed up to the Judge, or filed...

Christmas, children, and divorce – tips on navigating a separated Christmas

Family Law By Simone Green

Sadly, many families will experience their first Christmas across two households this year due to relationship breakdown. What is already a challenging time of year with its various end of year demands can also be overwhelming with the additional...

End of Year, Christmas Cheer, and Important Dates for Separated Families

Family Law By Simone Green

The Christmas period is fast approaching and with it also appears the seemingly endless list of events and stress inducing deadlines. So too is the filing deadline for applications seeking the Family Courts to make parenting orders during the Christmas...

Fur kids and custody – what does the law say?

Family Law By Simone Green

With many people increasingly treating their pets as family members, even as substitute children, it comes as no surprise that ‘custody’ battles ensue when a couple breaks up and arrangements need to be made for the care of the ‘fur kids’....

Spouses Behaving Badly – Don’t underestimate the penalties of breaching Family Court Orders!

12-October-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

The case of Lescosky & Durante [2020] FamCAFC 179; (28 July 2020) highlights the serious range of penalties the Family Courts can apply to people who choose to breach (also known as ‘contravene’) Court Orders without reasonable excuse. Mr...