Category - Children
Coronavirus has hit us at an alarming speed. I personally didn’t expect this to happen so quickly because everything I was reading and seeing on the news was happening in China and Italy which is so far away from home. Now as I sit in my home office and prepare this blog, and each time I watch the news, reality has...
It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for us all in every aspect of our lives.
There is no doubt that this uncertain time will be particularly stressful for separated parents and blended families trying to work through the difficulties our community is facing at the moment.
The Family Law...
For separated families who are disputing care arrangements for their children the preparation of a Family Assessment Report by a child psychologist or case worker is often a crucial part of achieving a resolution. A Family Assessment Report, however, should not be considered to predetermine the outcome of the dispute.
Sadly having a child does not come easily to all would-be parents and for many reasons surrogacy can be the only option after a long and costly road of medical testing and fertility treatments.
Up until 31 October 2019 Part 2B of the Family Relationships Act 1975 (SA) provided the legislative framework for Surrogacy in South...
Your relationship is coming to an end. Either you’re in the driver’s seat effecting the separation or maybe you’ve been blindsided by an announcement from your partner that the relationship is over. Regardless, as the song goes, breaking up is hard to do…
There are likely to be emotions of grief and...
Going through a separation and divorce is a very difficult time. I can say this as I have experienced it first hand.
You might think I had the “upper hand” throughout my separation and divorce because I am a family lawyer myself.
Well, I can say that was not the case at all.
Lawyers need lawyers for their own divorce too.
In Western Australia if you have
been in a committed relationship for two years or more there is a possibility
(but no more) that your partner may take you to the Family Court of Western
Australia and ask that Court to make an order about property that you or they
or both of you own.
If you live together the chances
For many separating couples the writing was on the wall for some time and a final separation does not come as a complete surprise to either person.
Whether it was a gradual process over many months or years or a particular event that led to the separation both parties often agree that separation was inevitable.
In 2015 changes to the Family Relationships Act 1975 (SA) came into effect in regard to surrogacy in South Australia. While commercial surrogacy is illegal and can result in 12 months imprisonment, the Legislation allows for strictly-regulated altruistic surrogacy. That is, surrogacy without payment except for reimbursement...