Family Law

DS Family Law in the Mandurah Times for Law Week

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Posted on 16/05/2024

DS Family Law was recently featured in a Mandurah Times article as part of Law Week. If you’re going through a difficult time due to a relationship breakdown, our team of experienced and knowledgeable family lawyers is here to help. With offices in Mandurah, Midland, and Perth, DS Family Law can provide you with expert … Continue reading “DS Family Law in the Mandurah Times for Law Week”


Caley Kim – Accredited Family Law Specialist

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Posted on 05/11/2023

  We warmly congratulate Caley on attaining her Family Law Specialist accreditation from the Law Society of WA. Many who have undertaken the gruelling assessment process will attest to the significance of Caley’s achievement. It is great to have another accredited specialist as part of our highly talented and reputable team. We are extremely proud … Continue reading “Caley Kim – Accredited Family Law Specialist”


Mental Health Assessment and Support in the Family Court

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate

Posted on 15/09/2023, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

  Having a mental health condition can often lead to the breakdown of a marital or de facto relationship, and the consequences of separation for such reasons can prove even more difficult to address where children are involved.  The primary issue usually revolves around the concerned parent not being present to ensure a child is … Continue reading “Mental Health Assessment and Support in the Family Court”


Proceedings Update – Charisteas v Charisteas

Greg Martinovich
Associate

Posted on 16/01/2023, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

In advance of a re-Trial ordered by the High Court of Australia, the Family Court of Western Australia was asked to determine two associated Applications brought by the Husband, namely: That Firm Y, and Mr P and Ms D both of Counsel, be restrained from acting for the Wife in circumstances where they also represented … Continue reading “Proceedings Update – Charisteas v Charisteas”


Superannuation Splitting for De Facto Spouses in Western Australia

Greg Martinovich
Associate

Posted on 05/04/2019, Last Updated on 27/11/2023

September 2022 Update: Since 28 September 2022 separating de facto spouses in Western Australia have been able to “split” their respective superannuation entitlements and include the “transfer” of superannuation as part of their overall family law property settlement.  Historically, the inability of separated de facto couples in Western Australia to split their superannuation interests frequently … Continue reading “Superannuation Splitting for De Facto Spouses in Western Australia”


Family Court Proceedings – What to Expect

Rachael King
Lawyer

Posted on 14/02/2022, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

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 to … Continue reading “Family Court Proceedings – What to Expect”


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

Greg Martinovich
Associate

Posted on 20/01/2022, Last Updated on 27/11/2023

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

Posted on 01/02/2021, Last Updated on 20/01/2023

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. With … Continue reading “COVID-19 Notice”


The dangers of DIY Separation Agreements

Amy James
Senior Associate

Posted on 25/05/2021, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

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

Posted on 22/02/2021, Last Updated on 20/01/2023

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 be … Continue reading “Getting the Most out of your Family Lawyer”