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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...


Are you a victim of gaslighting?

What is gaslighting Gaslighting is a term used to describe emotional abuse by a partner, parents, sibling, friend or even a boss, to get the upper hand by using manipulative...


Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advanced Health Directives

Death. It’s not something a lot of us like to contemplate and certainly not discuss with others. But as they say, there are two things certain in life – we...


Preparing for Cross-Examination

By Amy Little What happens in a cross-examination? Cross-examination is when a witness is asked questions by the other person or lawyer in the case. One reason for cross-examination is...


Parenting Matters: Should I Record My Ex?

By Amy Little When you’re in the midst of a parenting dispute and your ex is acting inappropriately at changeovers, you wouldn’t be the first person to be tempted to...


How long does property settlement take?

The division of property is often one of the most difficult issues to resolve in a divorce. If you are going through a divorce, you will know that it can...


Arbitration – no different to private health insurance

I started my career as a Family Lawyer doing agency matters in the Family Court and the Federal Magistrates Court as it then was. That gave me a good grounding...


Focus: There’s no one recipe when it comes to blending families

On ABC radio family law specialist Deborah Awyzio, psychologist Christine Bagley-Jones along with Comedian, YouTube Star & Host of the Funny Mummy's Facebook page, Jenny Winter discuss the challenges of...


Expert divorce law solutions

At DA Family Lawyers we know how to navigate the potential pitfalls and emotional hazards of divorce law. Any good family lawyer will tell you that there is no one...