Unless you are living under a rock you will no doubt have heard about Coronavirus COVID-19 and will have been affected by it, in one way or another. One group who are feeling the effects are parents, with a number of schools and childcare centres closed, and children being forced to stay home. As a … Continue reading Parenting Orders and Coronavirus COVID-19
Many around the world are currently dealing with the health and financial effects of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. As in many past emergency and life-changing situations, our thoughts start to drill down, deep into our future wellbeing, and that of our loved ones more than ever. I write this blog now to provide some reassurance … Continue reading Wills, Powers Of Attorney, Estate Planning And Coronavirus COVID-19.
I take the health, welfare and safety of my clients and their families very seriously; as seriously as I take that of my own family. At a conference with me there is always hand-sanitiser available, and I encourage clients meeting with me to use it at their leisure. In most instances you do not have … Continue reading Coronavirus – COVID-19
In the event of a divorce or separation, we all experience a wave of emotions, for a range of reasons. For those who have children, often the children are overlooked in terms of their needs, and are seen rather in the ‘needs & wants’ of the parents themselves. Be it what ‘suits’ each party, or … Continue reading Calendar for Parenting
In the recent family law case of McCune v Theissen  FCCA 1805, the Court outlined some crucial points about the importance of good communication between separated parents and how a failure to communicate properly could mean shared parenting is not awarded.
The New Year is a time for resolutions and for starting afresh. It is the time when family reunions have been held over Christmas and there is goodwill following exchanges of presents from loved ones. Most people are not yet back working the daily grind, so everyone seems a little more relaxed. However, not every … Continue reading Mediation 2020: New Year, New Beginning
Recalling my past AFL Grand Final days I remember spending time with close family members and loved ones, as we cheered on someone else’s team. Whether it was enjoying it at home, or racing to someone else’s house shortly before the bounce and noticing the roads were empty, as everyone had already secured their seat. … Continue reading Growing up on AFL Grand Final day
An intervention order is a court order that imposes restrictions on how you can act towards the protected person. It is civil in nature and does not result in a criminal record. However, breaking the conditions imposed will lead to criminal liability. Hence, it is necessary for you to weigh your options should an intervention … Continue reading How to contest an Intervention Order
A Section 60I certificate is issued in compliance with Section 60I of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), as amended, and requires all persons who have a dispute about children to make a ‘genuine effort’ to resolve the dispute by family dispute resolution before they can file a case in court. This requirement is not … Continue reading Importance of ‘genuine effort’ in family dispute resolution
A Section 60I Certificate is issued by family dispute resolution practitioners pursuant to Chapter 21, Section 60I, of the Family Law Act, requiring all persons who are applying for a parenting order to first make a genuine effort to resolve their issue/s by family dispute resolution before going to court. There are five types of … Continue reading Section 60i Certificates – What are they