Top Ten Guide for Separated Parents during Covid-19

The Family Law Section has compiled these TOP TEN suggestions to help separated parents navigate this difficult time. Separated parents experience both the joys and stressors of parenting.  But additional pressures and stresses such as those associated with the Covid19 Pandemic can be hard to accommodate and provoke anxiety in… >

5 Things to know when you are separating

Everyone knows the difficulties of divorce & separation. Here are 5 things to know when you are separating. You heard about your best friend’s divorce and how horrible that was but you also heard about your family friend who had an easy separation.  It’s a confusing area to navigate because… >

Trouble locating your Spouse for the purpose of a Divorce?

What happens if you do not know the whereabouts of your spouse when you are filing a sole application for Divorce. When filing a sole application for Divorce (noting joint applications are possible too), you are required by the Court Rules to serve the sealed Application for Divorce on your… >

Collaborative Practice in Family Law

A separation or divorce is known to be one of the most difficult times a person can face. Along with the emotional impacts, a person may simultaneously face significant financial, property and parenting issues to be resolved with their former spouse. It is not always possible for these issues to… >

A Child’s View in Family Law – Part 1

Are your child’s views relevant in family law proceedings? Often when people attend to discuss issues pertaining to their children following a separation they will ask whether the Court considers a child’s views. The short answer is that the Family Law Act considers a child’s views as one of the considerations… >

Divorce FAQs #3

Do I have to attend the Divorce Hearing? This depends on the circumstances of your marriage, specifically if there are children of the marriage and whether they are under 18 years of age. If there aren’t any children of the marriage under 18 years, you are not required to attend the… >

Divorce & Superannuation

One of the most common myths is the belief that superannuation is not included in the division of property for Family Law purposes. In property settlements under the Family Law Act, superannuation is defined as “property” and therefore falls within the assets that will be considered by the Court when dividing… >