Custody Fight Reaches Family Court

Custody Fight Reaches Family Court

One of the biggest disputes in family law is often about who gets custody of the children of the relationship. A woman who gave her baby to a couple she had known for years, and then tried to take the baby back eight months later, later applied for custody in the...
Things Divorce Can Teach You

Things Divorce Can Teach You

Divorce is one of the most stressful, painful events to go through in life, second only to death. Yet it happens at least one in three of us, and one of the great things about other people having experienced it is that they often have excellent advice to give about...
Domestic Violence is Bigger Than Terrorism

Domestic Violence is Bigger Than Terrorism

This year, like many others, Australia is fighting a war that is even bigger than terrorism. Australia is, according to our government, in an ongoing war with terrorism. So committed is Australia to fighting terror that we have spent $1 billion fighting it. Zaky...
Children and The Effects of Divorce

Children and The Effects of Divorce

Divorcing can be hard for all parties involved, including you and your ex-partner and especially your children. Children at a young age and an older age all deal with divorce differently, and the changes may be hard to spot. As you go through the procedures of...
Family Law Settlement & The Pub

Family Law Settlement & The Pub

Beware, pub-lovers: a family law settlement has been decided on how often a husband spent time at his local watering hole. A husband who spent significant time at the pub while his wife cared for their special-needs son at home has been awarded less than 50% of the...
No Housing for Domestic Violence Victims

No Housing for Domestic Violence Victims

A desperate shortage of crisis accommodation means that half of all domestic violence victims fleeing their abusers have nowhere to go but motel rooms, according to the Domestic and Family Violence Crisis Line Australian Network. Most of these victims are women with...
Divorcing Over 50? Mistakes To Avoid

Divorcing Over 50? Mistakes To Avoid

Are you over the age of 50 and thinking about divorcing? Overall, divorce rates in Australia and other developed nations seems to be stabilising, if not decreasing. There’s just one exception – the rates of ‘grey’ divorce (or divorce rate among...
Judges Call for Adoption Law Overhaul

Judges Call for Adoption Law Overhaul

Has it become too hard to prospective parents to adopt children? Federal Circuit Court Chief Judge John Pascoe and Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant, who has recently announced her retirement, called on the federal government to overhaul Australia’s...