UPDATE July 11th We are back in our office and are able to offer face to face appointments or remote appointments by phone or video conferencing as needed by our clients. As we want to keep our staff, clients and the broader community safe in this difficult time, we have decided to work from home…

The law’s approach to parenting matters significantly changed from 2006 with the commencement of the Family Law (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006 prompting amendments to the parenting provisions (Part VII) of the Family Law Act 1975 (“the Act”). These amendmentsrepresented a generational change moving away from the traditional views of parenting. It is also influenced…

The Rules of Engagement: When the weddings bells won’t sing, who gets the ring? If you received a $15,000 + engagement ring, would you throw it in the bin? This was the question raised in the matter of Papathanasopoulos v Vacopoulos in the NSW Supreme Court. In 2005 Mr Vacopoulos proposed to Ms Papathonsopoulos, only…

THE RELATIONSHIP’S OVER, BUT I’M STILL A PARENT Your relationship may have come to an end, but that does not stop you from being a parent. Joint decisions will still need to be made about how to raise your child and about important long-term decisions such as schooling, important health matters, religious upbringing or moving…

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