• Separating? Know your rights

    Separating? Know your rights

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    Preparing for your first appointment

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    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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Single Expert Witnesses in Parenting Proceedings

  60–Second Summary The appointment of a Single Expert Witness (“Expert”) may become necessary in parenting proceedings in the Family Court where a professional opinion would assist...

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Child Support Arrangements & Agreements

What is Child Support and what does it cover? All parents have a responsibility to adequately and properly financially support their child/ren until they attain the age of 18 years. Both the...

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Parenting Plans vs Consent Orders: What’s the difference?

What is a parenting plan? A Parenting Plan is a written agreement which covers parenting arrangements for children but is not formally approved by the Court. It is a more informal way of having...

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Expert Witnesses in Financial Proceedings

60-Second Summary: In order to reach an agreement on how to divide property between parties in a financial matter, it may be beneficial to appoint an expert witness who is qualified to...

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De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia

60-Second Summary: It might come as a surprise to many but currently, in Western Australia, superannuation is not considered an asset for the purpose of a property division between de facto...

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Consent Orders - Everything You Need To Know

Consent Orders – Is my Agreement Final? Family Law is often in the headlines for all the wrong reasons: the cost of legal representation, month upon month of delay, the uncertainty of outcomes,...

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17 Things You Need To Know About The Divorce Process

The Divorce Process in Australia Clients often come to an initial consultation with us stating that they “want a divorce” when what they really mean is that they want to resolve a property...

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De Facto Relationship Law – Is My Partner Entitled To Half The House?

Believe it or not, Family Lawyers are actually human and often partake in a drink or two at their local watering hole.  Whilst participating in such a favoured past time, I am often brought into...

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