• Separating? Know your rights

    Separating? Know your rights

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  • Preparing for your first appointment

    Preparing for your first appointment

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  • Same-sex couples and parenthood

    Same-sex couples and parenthood

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  • Want Certainty? Financial Agreements

    Want Certainty? Financial Agreements

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We are lawyers for families

Have you separated, or are thinking of separating? DS Family Law has a team of dedicated and passionate family lawyers who will guide you through the process of dividing your property following separation, and ensure that appropriate arrangements are put in place for your children.

Our lawyers also provide advice to those who want to strengthen their current relationships. From asset protection through to adoption and surrogacy, we are here to help you build a strong foundation for your family.

We understand your uncertainty, pain and stress, and we are here to support you.

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For practical advice about what you should do next, please call to arrange a no-obligation initial consultation.

Legal News


School holidays in Bali… But do you have consent?

So you have just been served with an Application for Parenting Orders by the children’s father. Since separation over three years ago, the children have lived exclusively with you, and Dad has...

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“She’s not getting the house”….so this happens!

As a family lawyer with 20 years’ experience in trying to resolve some of the most bitter, intractable disputes between separating spouses, there are occasions when you think you’ve seen it...

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I'm Late! Understanding time limits in the Family Court

"within 12 months" and "within 2 years" - what do these phrases mean? When parties to a relationship separate, it is generally considered to be in their best interests if their financial...

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Changes to Restraining Orders Law in WA

Restraining Orders and Related Legislation Amendment (Family Violence) Act 2016 Regarded by the State Attorney General’s office as the biggest overhaul of family violence legislation in Western...

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