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Child’s best interests override ‘rights’ of parents in custody dispute

8-December-2013 Family Law By Simone Green

A recent case in the Family Court of Western Australia saw the primary care of three children aged 13, 12 and 11 awarded to the father’s ex-de facto partner rather than the children’s mother. This unusual outcome demonstrates that the child’s...

Parenting orders – know your obligations

Family Law By admin

Have you recently obtained parenting orders? The law requires you to take an active role in encouraging your children to attend and live with or spend time with the other parent, which goes beyond merely ensuring that the children are available. ...

How to change your parenting orders

Family Law By Simone Green

  Are your Family Law Court orders no longer relevant? Do you wish to change them? With changing circumstances, orders that have been made by the Court may no longer be practical or be in the best interests of the affected children. So it is...

Congratulations to Simone Green!

1-December-2013 General By Mark Streeter

Streeterlaw is proud to announce that senior solicitor Simone Green (pictured) is now a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law. Congratulations Simone! As a firm we are committed to investing in the training and professional development of our...

How to claim on a family member’s will

1-November-2013 Estates By Mark Streeter

Has a family member recently passed away without leaving anything from their estate for you? If so, you may be entitled to make a family provision claim under the Succession Act. A family provision claim is an application for an order for provision to be...

Powers of Attorney Act changes

25-October-2013 Guardianship By Mark Streeter

In the unfortunate event that you lose the ability to manage your own financial affairs, it is common for a trusted relative, friend or solicitor to take over the management of your affairs. But it is important that you elect a Power of Attorney while...

Guardian can be removed by Courts

24-October-2013 Guardianship By Mark Streeter

    In a very interesting case before the Supreme Court of NSW on 13 September 2013, His Honour Justice White considered an application to “suspend” the decision-making powers of a Guardian appointed under a Deed of Enduring...