New requirement for parenting orders

As of 31 October 2020, the family law courts now require a mandatory form called a “Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk” to be filed with any court application seeking parenting orders. This form is required whether the orders sought are via: an Initiating Application / Response to Initiating Application (i.e. usually when … Continued

locking down assets

Locking down assets…while in lockdown.

If you and your spouse have separated, or are thinking of separating, you may be wondering whether you should, or whether you even can, sort out your property settlement during COVID-19 lockdown. The answer in almost all cases is: Yes. Yes you can still enter into a legally-binding property settlement during lockdown. And yes we … Continued