Family Law

Spousal maintenance is financial support paid by one party to another following separation. Spousal maintenance is intended to financially support the spouse and is a separate payment to child support. Under the Family Law Act 1975, a person has a responsibility to financially assist their spouse or former de facto partner, if that person cannot meet... View Article

Orders Orders are made by a Court, sometimes by Consent of the parties and sometimes by the Judge after a final hearing. Neither is better or more enforceable than the other. If you and your ex-partner can reach agreement and make Orders by Consent, this is the preferred option. Not only does it save everyone... View Article

If you have been served with an Application by your ex-partner, you need to obtain expert legal advice. Seeing a Solicitor is not enough, you need to see someone who is experienced in Family Law. Stages of the Court Process Initiating Application – this is the document which is prepared and filed (lodged) with the... View Article

When you separate, it is extremely important to divide assets and liabilities as quickly as possible. Not only will this help you emotionally, but it will also protect you financially. Below we set out some of the most common questions clients ask when they separate. What property is included? All assets and liabilities (whether held... View Article

What is a Recovery Order? This is an Order made by the Court (usually the Federal Circuit Court) that requires a child or children to be returned to a parent of the child, or a person who has a parenting order that states the child lives with, spends time with or communicates with that person,... View Article