Category: Family Law

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...

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

5-December-2019 Family Law By Simone Green

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 Simone Green

‘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 Simone Green

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 Simone Green

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 Simone Green

Difference Between Annulment and Divorce 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....