News: Family Law

Parenting Orders and the Family Law Act 1975

The law is complex and confusing to many. This information booklet has been updated to reflect the changes to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) which came into effect on 6 May 2024. Its purpose is to provide information to parents about the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and the

17/05/2024 Family Law

Are Assets Accrued after Separation/Divorce Safe?

The short answer is ‘not necessarily’. Separating from your spouse/partner is always a very difficult and distressing time.  Many decisions have to be made.  If you have children, you must work out the future care arrangements for them.  If you have property, it must be divided after separation.  Sometimes the

29/05/2023 Family Law

Children & Xmas and the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

Christmas is a special time.  However, Christmas can also be a very stressful time.  Emotions are heightened.  Combined with the consumption of alcohol, it can also be a volatile time for separated families. Hopefully, parents have child custody arrangements for Christmas and the summer holiday period, in place.  If you

12/12/2022 Family Law

Family Dispute Resolution, Children & the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

Family Dispute Resolution (hereinafter ‘FDR’) is a form of mediation that is facilitated by an independent practitioner, who is registered to assist parents to negotiate issues relating to the future care arrangements of their child/ren, after separation. FDR is a cost effective tool to achieve this. It can minimise legal

22/08/2022 Family Law

Family Violence and the Family Law Act 1975

Family violence is not homogeneous or uniform, in its qualities. It can arise in a variety of contexts. It is widespread and can occur in all socioeconomic and ethnic groups. Unfortunately, these types of matters come before the Federal Circuit & Family Court of Australia often. There are a range

06/08/2022 Family Law

Inheritance and Family Law Property Settlement Information Booklet

Property settlement proceedings are expensive. Generally, inheritance is considered to be an asset of the marriage. Like other assets of the marriage, it is subject to property settlement claims from the other party. The information contained within this booklet is of a general nature only and is not a substitute

11/07/2022 Family Law

Caveats or Injunctions: Family Law Property Settlement Cases

An important consideration when separating from your husband or wife or De facto partner, is how to protect any interest that you may have in real property, such as the family home. This Information Booklet is based on the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and the Real Property Act 1886

29/06/2022 Family Law

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

This information booklet has been prepared to explain what happens in proceedings in the Federal Circuit & Family Court of Australia when one of the parties is or becomes bankrupt or where one of the parties is a director of a company/business that becomes insolvent. – Family Law Bankruptcy &

16/06/2022 Family Law

Parenting Orders and the Family Law Act

The law is complex and confusing to many. The following information booklet has been prepared by Eugenia Matthews of Matthews Lawyers. Its purpose is to provide information to parents about the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and the Federal Circuit Family Court of Australia. It is hoped that the parties

09/05/2022 Family Law

Property Settlement – What You Need to Know

You’ve come to the right place if you would like a free brochure which provides information about the legal issues involved in property settlement. The information contained here, is based on the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). – Property Settlement Brochure I hope you find this brochure useful. For further

24/03/2022 Family Law