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...

Multiple breaches of a Parenting Order? Go directly to jail, do not pass go

By Jessica Coles-Black In the recent Family Court decision of Kalant & Jordain [1],a mother was ordered to a term of 14 days imprisonment for breaching interim parenting orders. How did this happen? How can you ensure this does not happen to you? Ordinarily,...

Tips on How to Manage your Marriage or Defacto Separation

By Jessica Coles-Black   Separating or divorcing from your spouse is one of the most stressful and emotional periods in a person’s life. There are often many moving variables to consider whilst trying to finalise your separation. It can be slow moving and...

Parental Alienation and Resist Refuse Dynamics

By Lloyd Skinner Parental alienation is the pattern of behaviour which involves one parent acting in certain ways that undermine and denigrate the relationship of the other parent with the child. Alienating behaviours induced by a parent onto a child are usually done...

I am implicated in an inter-country family law litigation – how does this affect my property settlement?

As globalisation has made the world more interconnected, it is more common for couples to be married to an overseas resident or own property in several countries. This can convolute divorce settlements as family law legislation from other countries can stipulate...