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How to survive separation

25 May 2020

I have just separated. What should I do now? The breakdown of a relationship is one of life's biggest events and greatest stresses. In the midst of the turmoil it’s difficult to know what to do. If you or anyone you know has separated, here are some tips on what to do next. 1. [...]

Webinar for Counsellors: “Out of the Mouths of Babes” – Children’s Wishes in the Family Court

20 May 2020

The most commonly-asked question in Family Law is “What age does the Court take a child’s wishes into account?” – but there is so much more to the topic. This webinar will give straight-forward and practical answers to questions like: What age does a child have to be? What if parent’s statements about the [...]

What am I entitled to in a divorce in Australia?

15 May 2020

Not surprisingly, one of the most common questions we get is what will someone’s entitlement in a property settlement be? The answer is: it will differ for everyone – but here is what you should consider. The property settlement process is complicated, but essentially it involves the identification and valuation of the relationship property (which is broadly [...]

Accountants Webinar: The Treatment of Trusts in Property Settlements

13 May 2020

One of the great misunderstandings is how assets in trusts are dealt with in the Family Court. Are they excluded or are they in? Asset pools in these cases can be significant, so before you suggest a particular asset-holding structure for a client, it's important to know what the answer is. In this webinar [...]

What can you do about harassing texting?

11 May 2020

A lot of personal communication these days is done by way of text. When separation occurs, texting can often increase in frequency and intensity. So, if it is too much, what can you do? What is it? Cyberstalking can include: repeatedly contacting a person by calling, emailing, texting, messaging or sending offensive material. monitoring [...]

Schools Webinar – Family Law Implications for Schools

1 May 2020

Dealing with divorced parents and their children can be tricky. Find out from this webinar what you need to know as a Guidance Officer, Principal or Teacher when it comes to dealing with your students and parents with family law issues. Presented by Family Lawyer Susan Miranda. Susan is an experienced Family Law professional [...]

COVID-19 and Domestic Violence Help

30 April 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic Google has reported the highest number of searches for domestic violence help that they have seen in the past five years. Domestic violence services are already reporting an increase in demand. Here is some valuable information to assist anyone in such a situation.The statistics on domestic violence are [...]

Michael Lynch makes it to ‘Best Lawyers 2020 report’

27 April 2020

Welcome, Megan

24 April 2020

Statement from the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia – Parenting Orders

14 April 2020

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia are acutely aware that the current pandemic is having an enormous impact on families and the Australian community. Parents are naturally deeply concerned about the safety of their children and how the COVID-19 virus will affect their lives.  Part of that concern [...]