Contravention of Court Orders or AVOs. What options do you have?

Court Orders include Parenting Orders, Consent Orders and Financial Orders. Once an Order is made, each party affected by the Order must comply with it. But what can one do in the event of a breach of Court Orders or an AVO?..

Should Children Be Interviewed for Family Reports?

In producing a family report, the family consultant usually speaks to all significant parties involved in the case including the child/ren. How does such process likely affect the emotional well being of a child? Is it necessary for the child/ren to be included in such process?..

How to Challenge a Child Support Assessment

A Child Support assessment is generally made when a child’s parents separate, providing the primary carer of the child/ren with sufficient income from the other parent in order to support and raise the child/ren…

Divorce and Property Dispute: Preparing for Litigation

In this final article I wish to discuss the method by which the parties can protect their properties using the knowledge of the first two articles. This article especially will help those who are preparing themselves for the daunting task of litigating…

Implications to Pre-Nuptial Agreements – the Pole Dancer Case: Wallace v Stelzer

In January 2011, the Family Court decision of Wallace v Stelzer [1. [2011] FamCA 54.] brought much needed certainty to the, often convoluted, area of pre-nupital agreements also known as Binding Financial Agreements or ‘BFA’…

Everything you need to know about Family Trusts: Part 2 – Avoiding Pitfalls

A Family Trust can bring forth great benefits in the forms of tax savings and asset protection. However, it can also cause many problems if not set up properly. In this article we provide methods of setting it up and avoiding Family Trust pitfalls…

Overview of the AIFS Independent Children’s Lawyer Study

In May 2013 the Australian Institute of Family Studies issued their final report of a study into the effectiveness of Independent Children’s Lawyers in the Australian Family Law System and these are the results. ..

Family Reports and the Psychology Industry in Family Law: Expert Interview

Family Law Express interviewed Dr. Travis Gee, a Brisbane psychologist on his views of the psychology industry in the Family Law context…