Considering a surrogacy arrangement? Here is what NOT to do

By Jessica Coles-Black Substantial amounts of money, blackmail, extortion and even an inappropriately behaved lawyer. This matter involved everything that any good tv miniseries has. The recent case of Soon & Poon, heard by the Family Court in Sydney, involved a...

COVID-19 has caused me financial difficulties. Can I set aside my Binding Child Support Agreement?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been labelled as many things by many people, but can be it described as an ‘exceptional circumstance’ required to set aside your Binding Child Support Agreement? The recent Family Court case of Martyn[1] found that yes, the COVID-19 pandemic...

Family Court to merge with the Federal Circuit Court – a setback in curbing domestic violence?

The 2019 Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill is intended to combine the two family courts into the singular Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The bill passed in the Senate during February following support from key crossbencher, Rex...