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Relocation – Things to consider for your first meeting with a lawyer

Last Updated on 28/11/2019

The transient nature of the Northern Territory, the nature of the employment opportunities in the Top End (such as mining and defence) and the high cost of living often means that families negotiating how they will parent following a separation will also have to give consideration to relocation, where one parent seeks to move a … Continue reading “Relocation – Things to consider for your first meeting with a lawyer”


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”


Court Ordered Sale of House in Divorce – We’ve been ordered to sell, but we can’t!

Rodney Worth
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 03/06/2020

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 “Court Ordered Sale of House in Divorce – We’ve been ordered to sell, 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.  



Radio Interview on Mix 94.5 – Surrogacy and Baby Gammy

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 06/02/2020

  In July 2014, many West Australians were drawn in and shocked by the controversial case of Baby Gammy, one of two children born to a surrogate mother in Thailand. The biological parents from South Bunbury returned to WA with one fully healthy child, leaving baby Gammy who had down syndrome and heart problems with … Continue reading “Radio Interview on Mix 94.5 – Surrogacy and Baby Gammy”


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”


Parenting Arrangements over Christmas

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 17/12/2019

Many of us go worry-free into the Christmas period when we head off to meet the family thinking only about trivial things like who’s bringing the wine or who’s bringing the turkey. Then, usually, everything goes relatively smoothly. People have a few drinks, there’s a lot of good food and company involved, some fall asleep … Continue reading “Parenting Arrangements over Christmas”


ABC News Article – Commercial Surrogacy

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 20/01/2020

Our Director, Milos Supljeglav, gives an interview to Nicolas Perpitch of ABC News Online, about commercial surrogacy in Australia – click here. Please consult our page “Surrogacy in WA” for a comprehensive legal guide on this complex area of law. Related pages: Same-sex couples and parenthood


Do I need a Family Lawyer?

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 16/12/2019

We often hear this: “Do I really need a family lawyer?” Take a moment to ponder this… Would Donald Trump ever make 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? Before … Continue reading “Do I need a Family Lawyer?”