Streamlining the Family Law Courts

From 1 September 2021, the two family law courts in Australia will be amalgamated into a single court – the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The Commonwealth Government made the decision to amalgamate the courts in an effort to help people get through the court process as “safely, quickly and fairly as possible … Continued

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