Category: Family Law

Family Court Consent Orders & Change of Mind – Can consent be withdrawn?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

Separation and where to start – 5 first steps towards untangling the financial relationship

13-August-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

One of the most common statements Family Lawyers hear from their clients is “I’ve never done this before. I don’t even know where to start!” Breaking down tasks into small steps can help. Streeterlaw’s Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer Simone...

Separation made Simpler – there’s a new App for that!

4-August-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

On 30 June 2020, the Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon. Christian Porter announced the introduction of a new online government funded digital service for separated couples; designed to assist couples to organise their parenting and financial affairs...

Separated Parenting in the Pandemic – what the Covid-19 restrictions mean for family law

12-May-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

Contact arrangements The severe and restrictive changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic have been difficult for all but especially hard for separated families. Provided that all family members are well however, the restrictions in New South Wales...

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...