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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...

The biggest shake up in Family Law since 1975 is coming in September 2021 – here’s what you need to know…

15-July-2021 Family Law By Simone Green

As of 1 September 2021, separated couples seeking the Court’s assistance to settle their parenting and/or property disputes will experience a change in how their case is managed in the Court system with the merger of the Family Court of Australia and...

What to do when your property settlement is at risk of falling apart?

8-July-2021 Commercial Disputes,Property By Jamal Bakalian

It is a truth universally acknowledged that buying and selling property is one of the life’s most stressful transactions. Everyone’s goal is to finalise the transaction with as little difficulty as possible – but what do you do when things go...

Do I have to provide my new partner’s financial details to the Family Court? – The Relevance of 3rd party financial information

1-July-2021 Family Law By admin

Did you know that financial disclosure of all relevant documents and information is an ongoing legal obligation for separated couples regardless of whether specific requests are made by the other party or not? Streeterlaw Family Lawyer, Maidei...