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Helen Mills – 15 Years

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Last Updated on 29/04/2022

Saturday, 30 April 2022 will mark 15 years that Helen Mills has been with DS Family Law. I wish to acknowledge, recognise, commemorate and importantly, sincerely thank Helen for her unswerving loyalty, support, tireless work ethic, dependability, dedication and genuine friendship over those years. You are a wonderful colleague and friend and make an incredible … Continue reading “Helen Mills – 15 Years”


DS Family Law Promotion – Rachael King to Associate

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Last Updated on 15/03/2022

It is with pleasure we announce and acknowledge the promotion of Rachael King to Associate with DS Family Law. Over the past number of years, Rachael has made an outstanding contribution to the Firm and in particular (amongst many other things), the success of our expanding Mandurah office. We look forward to a long and … Continue reading “DS Family Law Promotion – Rachael King to Associate”


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”


DS Family Law Promotion – Caley Kim to Associate

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Last Updated on 27/10/2021

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Caley Kim to Associate. All of our promotions within DS Family Law are strictly based on merit and performance and Caley’s ascension is thoroughly deserved. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding association. Our sincerest congratulations, Caley.  


Collaborative Practice in Family Law

Caley Kim
Associate

Last Updated on 03/08/2021

  Collaborative Practice is a non-adversarial dispute resolution process whereby lawyers (and other professionals, such as psychologists, counsellors, child development specialists, financial advisors, tax accountants, etc.) work together to facilitate child and family-focused discussion between the parties to negotiate a practical overall agreement to all aspects of a dispute. Any discussions, correspondence or records of … Continue reading “Collaborative Practice in Family Law”


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”