Divorce & Separation

 

De Facto Relationships: Are you in one?

De Facto Relationships: Are you in one?

Author: Lara Wentworth, Partner & Head of Family Law Are you in a de facto relationship? If you answered no, the question I have for you is, are you sure? A de facto status refers to two people in a relationship and begins with merely the act of two people living together for a period of […]
Family Law Proceedings and Social Media

Family Law Proceedings and Social Media

Author: Lara Wentworth, Partner & Head of Family Law Think twice before you post: How you can avoid the dark side of social media during your family law proceedings.   When it comes to family law proceedings, more and more often personal information found on social media is being used as evidence in Court. When used […]

Separation: Would you consider your pet in the asset pool?

  Author: Lara Wentworth, Partner and Head of Family Law & Wills & Estate Planning   When a separation takes place, the parties involved must consider all financial and non-financial issues, among them, the pet dog.   The dog I hear you say? Yes, that is correct. The recent case of Downey & Beale Beale [2017] FCCA […]
Divorce Do’s & Don’ts

Divorce Do’s & Don’ts

Some helpful Do’s & Don’ts regarding your children, when getting a Divorce or Separation! DO – Reassure them that the break up is not their fault – Regularly tell them that you love them – Be positive about the other parent – Allow them to express their feelings – Let them know that you think […]
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FIFO Divorce

FIFO Divorce

FIFO not causing divorce! CANBERRA – There’s no solid evidence that fly-in, fly-out work contributes to increased rates of divorce and separation, a study suggests. The Australian Institute of Family Studies reviewed research into FIFO mine workers and their families, who are located mostly in the resource states of Western Australia and Queensland. The review […]
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Impact of Divorce

Impact of Divorce

The true impact of divorce on children! DIVORCED parents are often in denial about how badly the break-up has damaged their children, a survey has found. More than three quarters believed their children had “coped well” – even though just 18 per cent of youngsters said they were happy with the situation. Many parents fail to […]
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Domestic Violence – Capricornia

Domestic Violence – Capricornia

Disturbing trend across Capricornia for domestic violence DOMESTIC violence rates and breaches of orders are surging across the region, causing police to look for new ways to address the disturbing trend. In 2008/09 there were 710 breaches of domestic violence protection orders in the Central region. That figure rose to 1178 breaches, or more than […]
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Newlyweds Counselling Vouchers

Newlyweds Counselling Vouchers

Federal Government offers newlyweds $200 voucher to attend marriage counselling! NEWLYWEDS across Australia will be given a $200 voucher for marriage counselling from July 1, as part of a $20 million trial to strengthen relationships and avoid family breakdowns. Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews confirmed the Federal Government’s $200 voucher scheme would proceed with a […]
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