Category - Family & Divorce

How I Survived Divorce: A Family Lawyer's Own Experience

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. Lawyers...

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Should I get a pre-nup? Maybe...

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 are...

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What to do when divorce rips the rug out from under you...

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. However...

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Have your say on SA surrogacy laws

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...

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Divorce Guilt is a real thing - stop being so hard on yourself

Guilt is an often-overlooked emotion when it comes to divorce, but the damage it wreaks on your mental health, your property settlement, how you parent and your ability move forward can be profound. In this blog Jane Miller, TGB partner and accredited family law specialist, shares her own very personal story of Divorce Guilt...

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Podcast: Dollars and sense - make sure you understand the family finances before separation

Money is a common battleground in separation, but it’s not always a fair fight. Do you know everything about the shared finances between you and your former partner? Were you in charge of the banking? Or did you blindly trust your ex to pay the bills and make the investments? Do you know where all the money is and where...

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