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

Serious Traffic Offences or Serious Driving Offences

If you have been charged with a serious traffic offences or serious driving offence, you need serious legal advice.  Matthews Lawyers can provide you with advice as to what your legal options are and whether a driver’s licence disqualification can be avoided.  Phone Eugenia Matthews on 0401 269 091. Examples

09/05/2023 Traffic 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