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The Need for Speed? – Post-Separation Settlement

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 20/03/2019

As highlighted in my previous article “Why do I need a Family Lawyer?”, a failure to finalise your property settlement with your former spouse/partner as promptly as possible after separation can have drastic consequences on the outcome.  No family law case highlights this more painfully – at least, for high-income parties – than the decision in Trask … Continue reading “The Need for Speed? – Post-Separation Settlement”


We’ve been ordered to sell the house, but we can’t!

Rodney Worth
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 20/03/2019

As everyone in Western Australia knows, property prices have plummeted in recent years, particularly in regional communities reliant on the resources industry. This has caused problems for separated couples who entered into Consent Orders for property settlement, only to find they could not sell one or more properties for the price they assumed they would … Continue reading “We’ve been ordered to sell the house, but we can’t!”


Christmas Closing Hours

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 07/02/2019

The Team as DS Family Law wish you a joyous Christmas and a wonderful, safe and prosperous New Year. For your convenience, please note that our office will be closed from 12pm on Friday, 23 December 2016, and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday, 3 January 2017.  




Re-opening proceedings before final orders are made

Rodney Worth
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 29/01/2019

Once a Trial has concluded, it may be many months (or longer) before Judgment is delivered and orders made. In that time, new evidence may come to light which, if put before the Judge, could affect their decision. In this article I look at the legal principles which govern the “re-opening” of a matter after Trial, … Continue reading “Re-opening proceedings before final orders are made”



Enforcing Family Court Property Orders: The Process Explained

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 20/03/2019

What recourse is available to you if your former spouse owes you money, or is refusing to sign transfer of ownership documents, or is refusing to transfer possession of an asset to you? If there are existing Orders of the Family Court or you have a signed Financial Agreement (otherwise known as a “Binding Financial … Continue reading “Enforcing Family Court Property Orders: The Process Explained”



Why do I need a Family Lawyer?

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 20/03/2019

Take a moment to ponder this… Would Donald Trump ever take a life-changing decision about his family or corporate empire without first getting in-depth legal advice? Does Paul McCartney regret not taking advice to enter into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement with ex-wife Heather Mills? But before responding: “Well, they’re for the rich and famous, but what … Continue reading “Why do I need a Family Lawyer?”