October 21, 2020

Are you or is someone in your family currently living in a granny flat?

Recently, the Morrison Government announced as part of the 2020-21 Budget that there will be a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemption for granny flat arrangements where a formal written agreement exists....

April 24, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times. With a rise in Family Law and domestic violence cases as our out of home movements and activities become more restricted and strain on our mental and economic well-being increases, understanding the changes being made in Australia...

So, what exactly is a Duty of Disclosure and why might it apply to me?

I have worked with many couples during the course of my legal career where, although separation has been amicable, when it has come to the financial settlement professional support has been an absolu...

September 10, 2019

You’d have to say that for most of us normal human beings if we have a dispute we become emotional. It might be that we become angry, fearful, resentful, bitter, nervous or even traumatised. It’s rarely a positive emotion that displays when we sense a conflict and loom...

May 27, 2019

There are considerable new legal developments around domestic violence to report this month.

Legal Aid Cross Examination Scheme

In March, the Family Law Act  was amended to include s102NA. Victims have been and are being re-traumatised in the court system by self-represe...

March 25, 2019

The separation of parents is an emotional and confusing time not just for parents but also for children. It is important that children feel cared for and safe during this time and it is the responsibility of both parents ensure that these needs are met.

Sometimes in sit...

December 19, 2018

Shocking results of research into Domestic Violence in NSW

September 24, 2018

Having a will is one of the most important things you could do to ensure that your affairs will be managed according to your wishes. However, there are eligible persons who can contest your will[1]. This is something to keep in mind and it’s important to seek legal adv...

June 3, 2018

Many women I work with live in fear and rightly so. They feel failed by the legal system and wonder where else they can turn. Last week's report will do nothing to allay their fears but confirm what they already know and live with; constantly looking over their shoulde...

April 26, 2018

Grandparents play an important and unique role in many children's lives.  Grandparents can provide a secure emotional base, encouragement, routine, protection, and support to the grandchild.  During periods of family distress and breakdown, a strong bond between a gran...

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