Category: Family Law

How a Balanced Mediation May Tip the Scales in your Favour…

13-May-2019 Family Law By admin

Mediation is an alternate dispute resolution process that offers a non-litigated pathway to resolving disputes. Mediation attempts to reach mutually beneficial outcomes for those involved in a dispute (‘the parties’). Mediation is generally voluntary...

Investing with your partner: are equity and equality synonymous?

26-March-2019 Family Law,Commercial Disputes By admin

Typically, when investing in property together, couples aim for equality in the equity of an investment. The financial reality is that equal contributions are often difficult to maintain. What impact does inequality in investment have on your...

Child Support – Recent changes to the law regarding Binding Child Support Agreements

18-February-2019 Family Law By admin

Did you know that on the 1st of July 2018, significant changes were made to Family Assistance and Child Support legislation ? Importantly, these changes can act retrospectively for anyone with a Binding Child Support Agreement. How do the changes affect...

Bankruptcy and Family Law – not as clear cut as you would imagine!

18-January-2019 Family Law By admin

Did you know that upon bankruptcy, the bankrupt person’s property becomes ‘vested’ in the trustee in bankruptcy which strips them of their legal claim to property including the right to commence or defend legal proceedings? So, what does that...

Christmas – Top tips and pitfalls for separated parents.

3-December-2018 Family Law By admin

Christmas is coming, and so too are some difficult times for separated families. It is the time of year when the pain of separation is felt most by each member of the family. There is a reason that the Christmas season and its aftermath is the busiest...

Ding Dong – the Family Court is dead!

29-November-2018 Family Law By admin

Streeterlaw’s Accredited Specialist family lawyer Simone Green explains the biggest changes to Family Law in Australia since 1975. Radical family law reform sits in the form of two Bills currently before the Federal Parliament being: Federal...

Collaborative Law – Stay out of Court and Save Money!

10-November-2018 Family Law By admin

There is a very fine line between love and hate and it comes as no surprise to those of us who work in Family Law that some people who once loved each other passionately now seek to destroy their former partner with an equal intensity. The good news...

How binding are Child Support Agreements?

10-May-2018 Family Law By Mel Collins

Binding Child Support Agreements (BCSAs) are an increasingly common method of formalising agreements for the payment of child support, often as part of a package of documents that finalise all the issues at separation, including property consent orders,...

Collaborative law – the hope for the future of Australian Family Law

5-March-2018 Family Law By admin

Collaborative Law is emerging as a very strong and successful alternative dispute resolution process which can ultimately save parties hundreds of thousands of dollars by keeping them out of Court. In September 2017 the Australian Law Reform...

Children’s wishes in Family Court – High Court says wishes of child not only factor to consider despite their age

5-February-2018 Family Law By admin

When making decisions about where children should live (‘custody’) the Court needs to consider a number of factors in determining what is in the child’s best interest – not necessarily what is best for the parent/s or even what the child...