family-law Blog

Parenting and property issues are dealt with by the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, under the Family Law Act, 1975.

These Courts are Commonwealth Courts, not state courts and the Family Law Act is a Commonwealth Act, not a state Act. This means that the law relating to parenting and property disputes apply to all of us in Australia, no matter what State or territory we live in.

The Family Law Act deals with parenting arrangements for children born to married and non- married couples, and to same sex couples. Equally, the Act deals with property disputes...

How to Begin the Divorce Process

We understand that considering filing for divorce comes with a number of questions and concerns. How long do I need to wait before I can file? How long does the process take? One of our senior...

Unto death do us part, or maybe not?

Whilst a former divorced spouse is an eligible person in NSW to make a family provision claim against the estate of a deceased spouse (section 57 Succession Act 2006), generally speaking such...

Have you been left out of a Will?

The loss of a family member is always a difficult time, but it can become more distressing to learn that you have not been included in the family member's Will. Generally, a person may leave their...