Category: Family Law

Nips & Tucks, Holidays and Facelifts – Financial Obligations Beyond Separation and Divorce

5-December-2019 Family Law By admin

While it seems extraordinary that an ex-partner should be obliged to provide for the cosmetic ‘needs’ and entertainment of their ex, this very scenario recently played out in a Family Court appeal against an interim order that the husband, Mr Garston...

When Christmas cheer turns to tears – 7 tips for separated families on surviving Christmas

18-November-2019 Family Law By admin

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Or is it? The Christmas period can be particularly challenging for separated families, especially if this is the first Christmas apart. It is also one of the busiest times for family lawyers as people rush to negotiate...

Beware the Financial implications of De Facto Relationships

2-November-2019 Family Law By admin

The phrase de facto relationship is a term often used loosely in society to refer to a couple living together in a romantic relationship. The term ‘de facto’ however has a legal meaning, and with that come certain rights and obligations which may in...

5 common misconceptions about Family Law

18-October-2019 Family Law By admin

When ending a relationship, you will most likely receive ‘family law’ advice from many well-meaning but unqualified sources either based on their own personal experience, a friend of a friend, or the perilous depths of social media. Streeterlaw...

Untying the knot – Divorce vs Annulment – What makes a valid marriage and how to end it

5-September-2019 Family Law By admin

Confusion abounds about the difference between obtaining a divorce and obtaining an annulment of marriage. The two are very different things legally; and different again from a religious annulment of marriage. Streeterlaw’s Accredited Specialist Family...

Have you brought property into a relationship? Be aware that you may be required to share an increase in the property value with your partner!

29-August-2019 Family Law By admin

In the case of Jabour & Jabour [2019] FamCAFC78, the parties were married in 1991 and separated (on a final basis) in May 2015, making it a 24-year marriage. Before entering into the relationship, the husband had an interest in three blocks of land...

Should I stay or should they go? The battle for sole occupation of the family home

5-August-2019 Family Law By admin

Simone Green, Family Lawyer and Accredited Specialist regularly assists her clients in dealing with this common and often hotly contested issue of who should move out of the jointly owned home. This is especially emotive when children are involved,...

For better or for worse OR until hardship strikes and the pre-nup fails – How to get it right.

12-July-2019 Family Law By admin

Pre-nups are made in the good times, generally to file and forget, with a shared optimism for the future. The danger is, no-one can predict the future with 100% accuracy. Things happen; markets rise and fall, people lose jobs, get sick, have children or...

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Parental Alienation in Family Law

9-July-2019 Family Law By admin

Rejection of a once loved parent by a child following separation is devastating for both the rejected parent and child alike. In the most extreme cases, where the Family Courts determine the ‘favoured parent’ is responsible directly or indirectly for...

Secret recordings – evidence or criminal offence?

5-July-2019 Family Law By admin

These days, just about everyone has a smart phone and therefore, instant access to record events as they unfold. As tempting as it may be to hit record to gain that evidence that will finally prove that ex-partner behaving badly; think again- you may...