How Long Does A Divorce Take

In comparison to many legal jurisdictions around the world, Australia has a relatively simply process for getting divorced. For most applications, you will not even need to appear in person for the divorce to be granted. There are several factors that go into determining how long a divorce will take.

Parenting Plan Versus Parenting Consent Orders

One of the most common questions that we receive regarding parenting matters, is whether the parties should formalise their arrangements through a parenting plan or using parenting consent orders. Each approach has advantages and disadvantages and may be appropriate or inappropriate depending on the circumstances of each matter.

What Happens To My Super After Separation

Superannuation can easily be overlooked when thinking about separation.  Is my superannuation going to be included as part of the property pool and if so, how much will I get to keep versus having to pay to my partner/spouse?  These questions can often be extremely daunting, so in this blog, we look at what happens to your Superannuation when you separate or divorce.

What To Expect From Mediation

Family mediation is a process by which separating families can reach agreements about the care of children and the split of property without the need for litigation. It is compulsory in Australia to attempt to resolve family matters in Family Mediation before applying to Court for orders.

Same Sex Family And Family Law

In 2017 Australia finally amended its legislation to allow same sex couples to enter into Marriage. With this change same sex couples now find the legal circumstances of their relationships have evolved. So then how has the law as it applies to same sex relationships changed, and what are your rights now?