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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 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”



Parenting Orders for Grandparents

Doris Matias
Senior Associate

Last Updated on 23/04/2020

  60-Second Summary Grandparents may not always be aware that they can apply to the Family Court for Orders that their grandchildren live with or spend time with them. It does not matter if the parents of the children are together or separated – the legislation permits such an Application. In fact, grandparents are specifically … Continue reading “Parenting Orders for Grandparents”



Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Australia

Greg Martinovich
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 03/12/2019

60-Second Summary After the majority of Australians voted in favour of changing marriage laws to allow for same-sex marriage, the corresponding legislation was amended in December 2017. As a result, same-sex couples are able to get lawfully married. As the number of same-sex marriages steadily increases, this unavoidably gives rise to a relatively new area … Continue reading “Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Australia”


Separated Under One Roof

Caley Kim
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 28/11/2019

60-Second Summary Living separated under one roof occurs when you and your former spouse/partner are no longer marital or de-facto partners but nonetheless continue to live in the same home. There are many elements involved in the definition of separation, some or all of which may be present in a particular relationship. Therefore, what comprises … Continue reading “Separated Under One Roof”