How to Engage the Children More Effectively When Parents Separate

24 September 2018
 Categories: , Blog

Most well-meaning parents will be horrified if their relationship starts to dissolve, as they have the first interests of the children at heart. If they can see that the outcome is inevitable, they may invariably try to shield the youngsters from most of the detail, as if this will somehow soften the blow. While this may be laudable from an emotional point of view, it may not be the best approach in this situation. Read More 

How to Fight a Charge of Resisting Arrest

30 July 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

Most people want to go through life without too much drama, as everything is so much easier if it is predictable. Yet sometimes circumstances beyond your control can lead to an unpredictable outcome and potentially traumatic events. Imagine what would happen if you were arrested in connection with a particular crime and had absolutely nothing to do with it. Would you protest your innocence loudly and risk being charged with resisting arrest? Read More 

How Property Can Be Divided after a De Facto Relationship Breaks down

29 May 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

Nobody ever expects a relationship to break down when they first enter into it, but sadly it's all too common in the world today. Sometimes, these breakdowns happen after many years of being together, and this can create several layers of complexity due to the "intermingling" of assets between the parties. If you're in this unfortunate position and are now looking to try and segregate everything, what do you need to know about the legal requirements? Read More 

What to expect during a child custody dispute court hearing

23 April 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

After undergoing separation, if you and your partner cannot agree on a parenting plan for your child/children, the case may have to be resolved by a judge. Under Australian law, both parents are responsible for taking care of their children until they turn 18. However, parents may dispute over who should remain in custody of the child during this time. Most attempts to resolve child custody disputes will begin with a mediation process. Read More 

Why Inheritance Portions May Differ

16 March 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

Are you wondering whether it would be held against you if you didn't leave your children with equal portions in your will? Read on and discover some circumstances under which it may be acceptable for you to distribute your estate unevenly among your children. Past Loans and Gifts You may decide to give a particular child a smaller share of your estate if you gave that person a loan earlier on and they didn't pay it back. Read More