Category: Family Law

Relocating children after separation – top tips to maximise success

20-April-2021 Family Law By Simone Green

As the world has become smaller with the ease of international travel (at least pre-pandemic) and people move away to chase opportunities; relationships between people of geographically distant origins, are now commonplace. All is well until they settle...

Ex parte orders – when to make them and why

9-March-2021 Family Law By Simone Green

Quite literally, “ex parte” is a latin expression meaning in the absence of the other party. There are strictly limited circumstances in Family Law litigation where it is possible to obtain a Court order without the opposing party (Respondent) even...

Family Court Consent Orders & Change of Mind – Can consent be withdrawn?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