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Getting the Most out of your Family Lawyer

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

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
Barrister and Solicitor

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”



How to Enforce Family Court Orders

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 21/05/2020

  Obtaining Family Court Orders can be a long, drawn-out process lasting many months if not years, so it can be particularly galling if the other party either consistently breaks these Orders or point-blank refuses to follow them. So what can be done to force the other party to comply with and enforce Family Court … Continue reading “How to Enforce Family Court Orders”


Parenting Orders and Contravention in Times of Coronavirus

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

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
Barrister and Solicitor

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?”


COVID-19 Notice

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 01/02/2021

  Effective from 6:00pm Sunday, 31 January 2021 until 6:00pm Friday, 5 February 2021, the State Government has introduced a five-day lockdown in the Perth metropolitan area, Peel and the South-West regions 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”


COVID-19 – Notice to Clients

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 23/04/2020

  Please be advised that DS Family Law is closely monitoring and complying with the latest government guidelines concerning the recent impact of COVID-19 on our community. We have outlined all steps taken in light of the recent developments below for your information.   Phone, Skype and Zoom Consultations Our Firm has implemented an immediate … Continue reading “COVID-19 – Notice to Clients”