family-law Blog

Divorce and separation can be a difficult time, especially if children are involved.

If you and your former partner have different ideas about child custody arrangements or other matters, you will normally need to attend Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) to help resolve these. However, this is not required if you or your children have experienced family violence.

What is family violence?

Family or domestic violence does not only relate to physical and sexual abuse in relationships, as many people assume. It also covers emotional abuse such as:

  • neglect or intimidation
  • verbal abuse
  • financial...

Who gets to keep what when the relationship ends?

It's an overwhelming time when a relationship ends. You might be wondering what will happen to your home, your assets, and even sentimental items when you divorce your partner. However, you'll be...

How to cope with family drama after Christmas

How to cope with family feuds

Getting together with the family is a Christmas tradition many Australians celebrate. Unfortunately, family fights have also become a tradition for many, from old...

Coping with stress this Christmas

Although Christmas is meant to be a relaxing time, the festive season has its own unique stresses. If you're not sure how to cope, here are some tips to help you stay calm and healthy over the...