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Happy Holidays

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Posted on 18/12/2023

  To our valued Clients, Colleagues and Business Associates, Wishing you a wonderful, joyous, safe and restful festive holiday season and a most prosperous new year. Warm wishes, Milos Supljeglav and the DS Family Law Team   Please note that our offices will be closed from 5pm on Thursday, 21 December 2023 until 9am on … Continue reading “Happy Holidays”


Superannuation Splitting for De Facto Spouses in Western Australia

Greg Martinovich
Associate

Posted on 05/04/2019, Last Updated on 27/11/2023

September 2022 Update: Since 28 September 2022 separating de facto spouses in Western Australia have been able to “split” their respective superannuation entitlements and include the “transfer” of superannuation as part of their overall family law property settlement.  Historically, the inability of separated de facto couples in Western Australia to split their superannuation interests frequently … Continue reading “Superannuation Splitting for De Facto Spouses in Western Australia”


Helen Mills – 15 Years

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Posted on 29/04/2022, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

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

Posted on 15/03/2022, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

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

Posted on 14/02/2022, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

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 to … Continue reading “Family Court Proceedings – What to Expect”


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

Greg Martinovich
Associate

Posted on 20/01/2022, Last Updated on 27/11/2023

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

Posted on 27/10/2021, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

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

Posted on 11/10/2021, Last Updated on 27/11/2023

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
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Posted on 26/07/2021, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

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 those … Continue reading “Collaborative Practice in Family Law”


The No-Fault Divorce Principle in Australia

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate

Posted on 07/07/2021, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

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 be … Continue reading “The No-Fault Divorce Principle in Australia”