How to present text messages as evidence in the Family Court

In the event of a Family Court dispute, it can be important to document or print text messages, to show that they were sent, received, or read at a particular time. But how is it best to present these electronic messages as evidence to the Court?..

After separation, who pays the private school fees?

One major issue of contention that separated parents often face is payment of school fees, particularly when they are private school fees which as at 2017 in South Australia, could get as high as $25,000 per annum per child and up to $50,000 for boarding school…

Think before you post! Divorce & and social media don’t mix in Australia

Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even professional networking sites such as LinkedIn are increasingly changing the way family law matters are conducted in Australia…

How Much Does a Divorce Cost

Consider the costs and hidden fees associated with a divorce to gain an understanding of what to expect and how to manage the financial obligations…

How the Child Support is Calculated

Child support is the ongoing payment made by one parent / guardian to another to assist in the care and support of their child/ren…

Parental Alienation – The Invisible Abuse

The bottom line is our most precious resource, our kids, are traumatized victims due to horrific abuse at the hands of monsters and those charged with their protection…

Family Law Proceedings: How to Find Evidence

There are numerous tools available within the Family Law Rules to assist in the gathering of evidence in preparation for family law proceedings. These include Notice to admit facts, Subpoenas, Answers to Specific Questions amongst others. Below we explore a number of these tools and at what stage of proceedings they are available and prudent to be utilised…

Same-Sex Parents Who Separate: Who gets the Children?

This article discusses what the Court might consider when dealing with parenting orders sought by same-sex parents and whether biological parents have an advantage in Court…

10 Common Misconceptions about Australia’s Shared Parenting Laws

Following is a list of 10 common misconceptions about Shared Parenting in Australia, that have been circulated so broadly that they are on the whole accepted as truth, but are none-the-less little more than exceptions, equivocations or categorical falsehoods…