The safety of children is the highest priority of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court (the Courts). Any party who files an Initiating
Time and time again, we see the value in ensuring that Financial Agreements (commonly referred to as ‘prenups’) are entered into between parties with care,
Family law is a unique area of law, because of the amount of people that have access to the family law system in Australia at
Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar takes a look at the recent case of Whooten & Frost (Deceased)  FamCA 79, which shows how strict adherence to the rules of the court may bring about injustice. To Malcolm, this particular case also demonstrates the somewhat callous form that family law matters can sometimes take.
When two parties decide to separate, it is important to keep in mind that time is of the essence. Both the Family Law Act and the associated court rules require strict adherence to certain time limitations, all of which are important for parties to a relationship breakdown to be aware of.
When the High Court disregarded the Binding Financial Agreement in the Thorne v Kennedy case of November 2017, discussion arose over whether pre-nups will hold up in court. Here’s what you need to know about the case.
One incredibly important question to ask within the context of Family Law matters is whether there is anything wrong with providing people with information specifically relating to your Family Law matter. Section 121 of the Family Law Act answers this question in some detail.
Domestic violence (or family violence) is an issue deeply ingrained within many family law matters, and causes certain logistical difficulties over and above the physical and emotional turmoil faced by victims as a consequence of that violence.
Australia is now officially the 26th country to legalise same-sex marriage, with the Marriage Amendment coming into effect on 9 December 2017. We take a look at how has this change has affected Family Law proceedings?
In the third and final part of our same-sex marriage blog posts, we take a look at what the introduction of same-sex marriage means for parenting matters in Australia.
In part two of our same-sex marriage blog posts, we discuss what same-sex marriage means for property proceedings. Overall, the introduction of same-sex marriage will see same-sex couples have greater access to legal protections surrounding both financial and parenting matters.
You may be thinking that it will be a while before same-sex couples start filing for divorce, although there are many couples in Australia who have been married for a significant period of time.
Since being handed down on 27 February 2017, in the Full Court of the Family Court, the decision of Britt & Britt has had the potential to significantly impact the way that evidence in property matters, relating to family violence, is treated and therefore, how it’s admitted in evidence.