Family law and grandparents rights in Australia

Family law and grandparents rights in Australia

Grandparents can play a big role in the lives of their grandchildren, in many cases they can be the child primary caregiver or share many of the primary caregiving responsibilities. If you’re in a situation where you might want to assume the caregiving responsibility...
Same sex marriage law in Australia

Same sex marriage law in Australia

You’re probably aware that the Marriage Act 1961 was amended in 2017 to allow for same sex marriage after an extensive debate over whether same sex marriage should be recognised. The definition of marriage has now officially been changed, to allow for the ‘union of...
What you need to know about financial agreements

What you need to know about financial agreements

Under the Family Law Act, a financial agreement is a written agreement that complies with the act – they operate in a similar way to pre-nuptial agreements but are signed before, during and after marriage. Financial agreements usually cover financial matters such as...

What to expect from a criminal lawyer in Australia

When securing the services of a criminal lawyer in Australia many people are unsure of what to expect from them, and what they have a right to expect. Law is a highly paid profession, so clients definitely have a reasonable expectation that their lawyer will do their...

Understanding Custody Rights for Mothers

If you are going through a separation or divorce and there are children involved, it is important to be aware of how the Australian family law applies to your situation and what the custody rights for mothers are. The Family Law Act 1975 makes no assumptions around...