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Collaborative law process – how does it work?

4-February-2017 Family Law By Mel Collins

Collaborative Law is different way of practising Family Law that focuses on the needs of the entire family rather than on the individuals. Family breakdown is not purely a legal issue; rather it is an emotional journey which may require assistance from a...

Social media tips for separating parents

29-January-2017 Family Law By Mel Collins

By Simone Green The widespread use of social media has presented new opportunities and challenges for people experiencing family separation and/or parenting disputes, and can frequently change the nature of evidence in the family courts. Family Law...

Revenge porn perpetrators to be criminally prosecuted in NSW

16-December-2016 Fraud and Insolvency,General By Mel Collins

The widespread use of smartphones and social media has led to an increasing number of cases of ‘revenge porn’ in recent years. Revenge porn is the term used for the internet distribution (usually via texting or social media, eg. Instagram,...

Risks associated with challenging a Binding Financial Agreement

29-November-2016 blog,Family Law By Mel Collins

Section 90K(1) of The Family Law Act 1975 (“The Act”) provides for a number of grounds upon which the Family Court of Australia can set aside (alter or remove) a Financial Agreement, including the power to set aside an agreement that is “void,...

Top 5 tips for surviving Christmas as a separated family

blog,Family Law By Mel Collins

Streeterlaw's Principal Solicitor in Family Law, Simone Green, has come up with the following five tips to avoid some of the anxiety attached to family Christmas celebrations when you are separated from your former spouse: 1. Negotiate early and...

Five tips to reduce the pain of parenting disputes

blog,Family Law By Mel Collins

Streeterlaw’s Principal Solicitor in Family Law, Ms Simone Green, has a wealth of experience to share with clients. Here she provides five insights about the Family Law process that can help couples take steps to avoid as much financial and emotional...

Celebrating 40 years of family law reforms

26-November-2016 blog,Family Law By Mel Collins

Last month, family lawyers from around the country, including Streeterlaw’s Simone Green and Rosemary Hanna, celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Family Law Act at the Biennial National Family Law Conference in Melbourne. The Family Law Act 1975...