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

COVID-19 and your Family Law Matter

At Roberts Legal we understand that the current health crisis may have increased your anxiety in relation to your separation and family law matter. However just because we are encouraged to socially isolate, doesn’t mean that you have to put your life on hold. Certainly, the way we are interacting is changing, however we are … 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

Borrowing from the Bank of ‘Mum & Dad’: Lessons for Baby Boomers providing early inheritances or other financial assistance and the impact of the Family Law Act for Estate Planning: Loans vs Gifts.

The statistic isn’t a new one. Baby Boomers make up 25% of the nation’s population and yet control approximately 50% of private wealth. We are constantly being told that this generation continues to increase their wealth to the detriment of their children and grandchildren; however, this can place baby boomers in a unique position where … Read more