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Family Law

Family Court Proceedings – What to Expect

Rachael King
Lawyer

Last Updated on 17/02/2022

  Attending the Family Court can be a very daunting experience. The process is different depending on whether you’re involved in Financial or Parenting matters, and we explain below the different Court events you are likely to encounter.   The First Return Date (Initial Hearing) Irrespective of whether you have filed an Application with respect … Continue reading “Family Court Proceedings – What to Expect”


The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Self-Represented Litigant in Family Law Proceedings

Greg Martinovich
Lawyer

Last Updated on 27/01/2022

There is a variety of reasons why someone involved in, or contemplating, family law proceedings may choose to represent themselves. For example, they may be unable to afford legal representation and not qualify for a grant of legal aid; or they may be of the view that they can competently run the case on their … Continue reading “The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Self-Represented Litigant in Family Law Proceedings”


COVID-19 Notice

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Last Updated on 15/07/2021

  Effective from 12:01am Tuesday, 29 June 2021 until at least 12:01am Saturday, 3 July 2021, the State Government has introduced a four-day lockdown in the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel region to stop the spread of COVID-19.   Working remotely We have taken immediate steps to enable our team to work from home. … Continue reading “COVID-19 Notice”


The dangers of DIY Separation Agreements

Amy James
Senior Associate

Last Updated on 27/05/2021

In a Family Law context, DIY separation agreements can present several potential problems and pitfalls. A separation agreement is a written contract between a separating couple wherein they document what they have agreed regarding various issues, mainly related to their property settlement. The main goal of “Do-it-Yourself” separation agreements is to save time and money, … Continue reading “The dangers of DIY Separation Agreements”


Getting the Most out of your Family Lawyer

Ross Dunlop
Consultant

Last Updated on 25/02/2021

  A relationship breakdown can be one of the most challenging and stressful experiences in your life and, ultimately, you’ll more than likely end up having to resolve matters through the Family Court (whether by litigation or an Application for Consent Orders). But to make the process simpler and improve the overall and – let’s … Continue reading “Getting the Most out of your Family Lawyer”


Children’s Views in Family Court Proceedings – Not Seen, but Heard

Rachael King
Lawyer

Last Updated on 21/01/2021

Whilst in Primary School, I recall a class-mate feeling very nervous about attending the Family Court to express her views as to whether she wanted to live with her Mum or her Dad. I remember how anxious she was at the time, but after the event she told me she was so relieved that the … Continue reading “Children’s Views in Family Court Proceedings – Not Seen, but Heard”



De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia

Amy James
Senior Associate

Last Updated on 16/06/2020

Last updated by Greg Martinovich on 16/06/2020 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 … Continue reading “De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia”


Parenting Orders and Contravention in Times of Coronavirus

Ross Dunlop
Consultant

Last Updated on 24/04/2020

  60–Second Summary The challenges faced by the Community amid COVID-19 are many, and often unforeseen as country after country imposes “lockdown” measures which increasingly restrict daily life – socially, economically, spiritually and physically. But in the family law sphere, separated parents are encountering a new range of challenges following government directions for people to … Continue reading “Parenting Orders and Contravention in Times of Coronavirus”


Sperm Donor Laws – Who are the legal parents?

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate

Last Updated on 23/04/2020

  60–Second Summary In our day and age, it is not uncommon for individuals to want to become a parent despite not being in a committed relationship (or if in a committed relationship and unable to conceive). Becoming a parent can be achieved via artificial insemination, or by engaging a “sperm donor”. This donor might … Continue reading “Sperm Donor Laws – Who are the legal parents?”