Category: Family Law

Pre-nups and Spouse Maintenance – what you need to know

22-June-2022 Family Law By Simone Green

Financial Agreements, often referred to as ‘pre-nups’ can be a cost-effective and flexible legal alternative to litigation following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship. The future comes with no guarantees however, and neither do...

The High Court of Australia rules on De facto relationships – what does it mean for a de facto relationship to breakdown?

23-May-2022 Family Law By Simone Green

For both married and de facto couples, the Court is unable to make adjustive property orders relating to that relationship unless that couple has first separated. In most cases, it is obvious when a relationship (either married or de facto) ends, but...

Top 3 Tips for Negotiating a Family Law Property Settlement

9-May-2022 Family Law By Simone Green

Valuing assets such as the family home, businesses or investments is a common source of disagreement among separating couples and a critical first step in determining who gets what in a property settlement. The person wishing to keep a particular asset...

Top tips for successful co-parenting after separation

24-March-2022 Family Law By Simone Green

Family separation is never easy, especially when children are involved. One thing that most parents will agree on is that exposure to ongoing parental conflict is damaging to their children. Judges hearing parenting cases are required by the law to have...

Mediate, collaborate, or conciliate – just don’t litigate!

16-March-2022 Family Law By Simone Green

Unlike other areas of law, Family Law involves people expected to make life-altering decisions when logical thought can be significantly affected by emotional trauma. It is common that separated partners are at different emotional stages of the...

To jab or not to jab? What does the Family Court say about vaccination disputes?

Family Law By Simone Green

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to impact the way we live, work, study and play, vaccination has become a fiercely divisive issue between those who support the Government and Health directives for vaccination against Covid-19, and those who...

Christmas and Family Separation – What your Family Lawyer needs you to know

13-December-2021 Family Law By Simone Green

2021 has been a challenging year for all with Covid-19 lockdowns, the pressures of home schooling and sadly for many, also navigating life as a separated family with children. Streeterlaw’s Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer Simone Green, provides...

Mediate, Conciliate, Collaborate, or Arbitrate – the strong message for would be litigants in the merged Family Court is “Get out & Sort it Out!”

16-November-2021 Family Law By Simone Green

1 September 2021 marked the greatest reform to Family Law since 1975, with the merger of the Federal Circuit and the Family Court of Australia to form the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (‘FCFCOA’ or ‘the Court’), The merger brings...

What do the recent Federal Circuit Court and Family Court merger mean for parties in parenting disputes?

25-October-2021 Family Law By admin

On 1 September 2021, the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court of Australia merged to form a single Court, now called the Fed­er­al Cir­cuit and Fam­i­ly Court of Aus­tralia (‘the Court’). The merger resulted in new Com­mon­wealth...

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...