Family Law

Separated Under One Roof

Caley Kim
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 12/11/2019

60-Second Summary Living separated under one roof occurs when you and your former spouse/partner are no longer marital or de-facto partners but nonetheless continue to live in the same home. There are many elements involved in the definition of separation, some or all of which may be present in a particular relationship. Therefore, what comprises … Continue reading “Separated Under One Roof”


FVRO’s (Family Violence Restraining Orders) vs Protective Orders

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 28/10/2019

  60–Second Summary The end of a relationship often presents separating spouses and their children with emotional upheaval, as well as various financial and practical difficulties. This is made more complex and emotionally disturbing when there are issues of family violence. In urgent cases of family violence, it is appropriate that an application be made … Continue reading “FVRO’s (Family Violence Restraining Orders) vs Protective Orders”


Single Expert Witnesses in Parenting Proceedings

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 29/08/2019

  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 the Court in reaching a decision. Issues requiring input from an Expert might include: Where and with whom the children ought to live How much time the children … Continue reading “Single Expert Witnesses in Parenting Proceedings”


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

Caley Kim
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 23/07/2019

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 arrangements in place for your children than Consent Orders, as the parties do not have to make a formal application to … Continue reading “Parenting Plans vs Consent Orders: What’s the difference?”


De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia

Amy James
Senior Associate

Last Updated on 23/07/2019

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 couples following a separation. This means that, unlike in any other Australian state or territory, superannuation cannot be split or transferred between de facto … Continue reading “De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia”


Consent Orders – Everything You Need To Know

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 23/07/2019

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, etc. But it isn’t generally highlighted just how often separating couples manage to resolve their property and parenting disputes without recourse to … Continue reading “Consent Orders – Everything You Need To Know”