At the end of a relationship, there are two really significant issues that people generally want advice about – property settlements and parenting orders. In this article, I will talk about property settlements. It is a complex process with no precise … [Read more...] about Let’s start from the start.. with property.
Divorce Is Not A Scary Word
When people first come to see me, it is usually because they are contemplating separating from their partner or spouse, or they have already separated…. … and they want to know where do we start? … [Read more...] about Let’s start from the start, okay?
Another long weekend is done and dusted. Some of you are undoubtedly, and understandably, disappointed that it is over and equally disappointed there won’t be another one until October. However, there is a long, silent cheer of relief amongst … [Read more...] about 12 Inexpensive Ways to Spend Time With Your Children Over The Holidays.
My name is Megan. I am a lawyer, a FIFO wife, a mother, a friend, a daughter, a sister. I am a runner, a swimmer, a cyclist. I am an animal lover. I am a lover of good food and wine and even better chocolate. And I really love to help people. My hope in … [Read more...] about Welcome.
A scenario that I come across regularly in my work as a family lawyer is where parents have provided their adult-child with financial assistance to purchase their home or an investment property. The financial assistance is provided while the … [Read more...] about Is it a loan.. or a gift?
I am regularly asked this question. Yes you can negotiate with your former spouse as to where your children will live and how much time they will spend with each parent. In fact, it's great if you can. And it's encouraged by the Court. If you … [Read more...] about We agree on everything. Do we need a lawyer?
The last date for filing non-urgent applications for parenting orders that relate to Christmas 2016 and the long-school holidays is 11 November 2016 - but don't leave it that long to start making plans. So what is the process, and why should you start … [Read more...] about Have you and your former spouse agreed where the kids will wake up on Christmas morning?
Without knowing more about your personal circumstances, it is difficult to answer this question.If you’re not sure whether there has been domestic violence, see here for a description of what domestic violence However, I can say, if you are concerned … [Read more...] about Should I report domestic violence to the police? What will happen if I do?