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    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

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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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Thorne & Kennedy - A caution on Binding Financial Agreements in Australia

60-Second Summary: Thorne & Kennedy is a recent High Court decision that has changed the legal landscape in Australia when dealing with "prenups" and Financial Agreements. This case has...

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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 settlement dispute with the other...

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"But we broke up years ago...” - The Impact of Delay in Family Court Settlements

There appears to be a significant degree of misunderstanding amongst the public surrounding the issue of inheritances in Family Law property settlements, and how they should be treated. This is...

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No Property Settlement Orders - Even After 27 Years...

Many people assume that the breakdown of a legally recognised relationship, be it a marriage or a de facto relationship, will automatically result in a property settlement occurring. Whilst this...

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Renaming A Child - Can I Change My Child's Name After Separation?

Family Lawyers are often asked by parents (usually, the primary caregiver for a child) about their ability to change their child’s surname, after separation or divorce.  That parent might have...

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