family-law Blog

Modern life has more stresses than any time in human society. On top of that, 2020 has been one of the most difficult years in living history, first with bushfires and now with Covid-19.

We are living in unprecedented times. From lost jobs to closed schools to being forced into lockdown, couples and families have never been under more stress. If your relationship is feeling the strain, you're not alone. Here are some simple tips to help get your relationship back on track.

Communicate clearly

 It’s more important than ever to communicate effectively. If you’re constantly on top of each other,...

What rights exist for a Sperm Donor

Conception occurs in many ways: traditional conception, IVF, surrogacy, adoption, sperm or egg donation in the clinical sense and sperm donation in the informal sense.

In the case of Masson and...

Australia: Parenting Orders and a Pandemic

Sporting activities are being cancelled, schools might close, grandparents may not be able to care for children and self-quarantine is recommended for sick children and their parents and perhaps...

Mediation in Parenting Duties

Many disputing couples understand mediation in parenting matters is “compulsory” prior to either party filing a parenting application in the Court. Section 60I of the Family Law Act 1975 requires...

Parental alienation in family law disputes

When the romantic relationship between parents breaks down, parental alienation is sometimes used as an unfair tactic to harm one parent's relationship with their children. There are remedies...