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Family law Settlements: An Alternative to going to Court

If you have reached a stage with your ex where you have not been able to come to an agreement about how to divide your assets, and you have tried...


7News Interview, June 4 2020 with Lisa Foley


Domestic Violence: Stay of proceedings for abuse of process

Does the Magistrates Court have the power to grant a permanent stay of proceedings due to an abuse of process? In a recent appeal to a decision made by the...


What Separated Couples Need to Know About Superannuation Payment Splits?

Superannuation payment splits pursuant to financial agreements when parties have been separated for less than 12 months and the member’s total withdrawal value exceeds the low rate cap amount that...


Free Uber rides for people experiencing domestic and family violence

As a result of people needing to remain in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the number of reported domestic violence situations. It...


Changes coming to Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Regulations

The draft Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (Covid-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 which is not in force yet, will have the following effect for victims of domestic violence: They will...


Family Law Courts respond to COVID-19

  The Chief Justice of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court has just released a new practice direction, creating an urgent list dedicated to parenting matters impacted by COVID-19....


Communicating with the Court – Solicitors’ Responsibilities

A recent Legal Services Commission (“LSC”) case has highlighted the consequences for practitioners who communicate with judges without the prior consent of opposing parties. In a recent hearing before the...


Arbitration – Private Resolution

I am excited to see the focus of the Family and Federal Circuit Courts of Australia, towards arbitration. A media release has been issued by the courts indicating that matters...