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

Our Top 7 must-do’s for co-parenting with an ex over Christmas

Christmas is stressful enough without having to second-guess what your ex-partner’s plan is. Take a look at our Top 7 must-do’s below to make sure you’re on the front foot with parenting arrangements. 1. Stay child-focused Christmas should be about the children. Consider whether it’s really best for the children to make long trips on … Read more

Can I make my husband/wife leave the family home now that we’re separated?

This is a very common question asked by parties following a separation.  It can be incredibly unpleasant to have to continue to live with an ex-partner until financial settlement is achieved.  Unfortunately, it is also incredibly difficult to force an ex-partner to leave the family home. The court is of the opinion that it is … Read more

Are Secret Recordings Admissible as Evidence?

A Case Looking at Secret Recordings Made in Parenting Matters Coulter & Coulter (No. 2) [2019] FCCA There are numerous circumstances in which parents may be tempted to record meetings or my find they are in possession of recordings.  Whether or not these recordings will be able to be used as evidence in court proceedings … Read more

Gender Dysphoria – Is Court Approval Required for Medical Treatment of Minors?

A Recent Case Looking at Secret Recordings Made in Parenting Matters Coulter & Coulter (No. 2) [2019] FCCA What is Gender Dysphoria? The Gender Dysphoria symptoms are as follows: Noticeable incongruence between the gender the child experiences and their classified gender assignment; An intense need to do away with their primary or secondary sex features … Read more

Separating? The best way to protect yourself, your children and your money.

Whether you have been planning a separation for some time, or you have been taken completely by surprise, separation can involve harsh realities and unwelcome changes for all involved. In the early stages you may feel isolated, grief-stricken and unable to make plans, however, it is essential to get organised and take control to protect … Read more