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...

Rare bipartisan support for new super splitting law

By Lloyd Skinner Single, older, and non-home owning women have been identified as being increasingly at risk of economic hardship including homelessness and poverty (Darab & Hartman, 2013). This problem is significantly caused by issues of family breakdown such as...

How has Pauline Hanson influenced changes recently made to Australia’s Family Law system?

By Lloyd Skinner Outspoken, controversial, and offensive, One Nation party leader, Senator Pauline Hanson is a strident critic of Australia’s family law system. What does Senator Hanson believe about the family law system? And do any of her criticisms have viability?...

If it is not just and equitable, don’t bother. Are oral agreements enforceable in a family law property case?

By Lloyd Skinner Should you and your partner make an oral agreement regarding the separation of your property it is important to recognise how the family court regards informal agreements if your matter is litigated. Oral agreements are not legally binding, but if...