Family Violence – What can I do?

What can I do? Family violence and domestic violence is becoming an ever-increasing issue in Australia. Unfortunately for some individuals they are extremely fearful of their partner and the separation process. Below is a list of ideas and things to consider for anyone that is in a family violence situation or relationship. Please share this … Read more

How is Superannuation dealt with in a Family Law property division?

Is Superannuation included as ‘property’ in a Family Law property division? After separation, it is generally necessary for property entitlements to be formally adjusted between the parties in accordance with each party’s entitlements under the Family Law Act 1975. Sometimes it may be appropriate to divide the matrimonial property pool on a 50/50 basis between … Read more

Specific Family Law Issues for Military personnel when facing a relationship breakdown

At Delaney Roberts Family Lawyers, we take particular pride in assisting our Defence Force community. Our office is located 500 metres from Bullecourt Barracks at Adamstown so over the past 12 years of operations we have helped numerous Defence Force personnel and their families.  The unique nature of employment in the military sometimes means that … Read more

Transgender children and the Family Court

On 31 March 2021 we recognise Transgender Day of Visibility, an international celebration of trans pride and awareness. In support of Transgender Day of Visibility, it is timely to look at the progress in the Family Court over the last several years regarding transgender children and their legal right to access medical treatment.   For many years, transgender children and their families were required to apply to the Family … Read more

What is Family Law?

What is Family Law? -

Family Law includes many complex and intersecting legal issues which arise due to the existence of family relationships.  Legal rights and entitlements can depend on the nature of the relationship, its history and duration, the birth of children and factors in relation to the interdependency and a person’s ongoing need for financial support. At Delaney … Read more

Recovery Orders and Issues with medicating children

The client has an autistic child who was medicated by his prescribing paediatrician. The father of the child was refusing to allow the mother to give the child the prescribed mediation and then refused to return the child to the mother telling her she was unsafe and was “drugging” the child. He wanted to use … Read more