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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”


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

Greg Martinovich
Lawyer

Last Updated on 27/01/2022

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”


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.  


High Court Appeal on Ground of Apprehended Bias – Charisteas v Charisteas

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Last Updated on 12/10/2021

We are pleased to announce that our Appeal before the High Court of Australia in the case of Charisteas v Charisteas has been successful.  Our Director, Milos Supljeglav (ably assisted by Greg Martinovich), has had the primary carriage of the matter for a number of years. In a unanimous judgment which is likely to reshape … Continue reading “High Court Appeal on Ground of Apprehended Bias – Charisteas v Charisteas”


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”


The No-Fault Divorce Principle in Australia

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate

Last Updated on 14/07/2021

  There are more than a few widespread misconceptions within the family law sphere surrounding the conduct of a former spouse or de facto partner: Firstly, that the Family Court is an appropriate forum to air one’s personal “grievances” about an ex-spouse’s behaviour. Secondly, that apportioning ‘blame’ to such conduct is a relevant factor to … Continue reading “The No-Fault Divorce Principle in Australia”


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”