June 17

How to get a divorce in Australia

How to get a divorce in Australia

Under Australian law, divorce is the process by which a legal marriage comes to an end and parties are free to pursue another marriage if they want to. Attempting to remarry while divorce proceedings are still ongoing constitutes an illegal act of bigamy.

June 4

Top 3 traits of a good family lawyer

Top 3 traits of a good family lawyer

When a marital or de-facto relationship breaks down, it’s understandably a highly emotional and stressful time for both parties. When issues like infidelity, domestic abuse and drug addiction get thrown into the mix, these issues can become particularly vitriolic and set former partners against one another which will play into future legal proceedings.

Because the legal issues of divorce, property settlement and child custody are commonly present following a relationship breakdown, most people will need to engage the services of a professional family lawyer to assist them. This kind of legal expert will assist their clients by giving them legal counsel and representing their interests in a courtroom setting.

April 18

Guilty plea but no conviction recorded

Guilty plea but no conviction recorded

Another O’Sullivan Legal client receives a non-conviction with a  Guilty Plea – Today another client of criminal lawyer David Mewett received a non-conviction in the local court. This sentencing outcome did not affect the client’s government employment and provided the client resolution to a difficult matter.

David says, “requesting the Court consider a non conviction on sentencing is a difficult task and requires sound preparation and a clear understanding of the Court’s current sentencing guidelines and what is required to make such a submission.”

The client and his supporters were very appreciative and have requested O’Sullivan Legal provide future legal representation in the related Family Law issues. Call or email our office now with your criminal or traffic law enquiry and make an appointment to speak to David soon.

September 2

What is spousal maintenance and how does it work?

What is spousal maintenance and how does it work?

As set out in the Family Law Act (1975), a married or de facto spouse is able to claim spousal maintenance post separation. It is payable provided that there is proof of a substantial difference in the personal incomes of both parties at the time of separation.

If it is found that a spouse is entitled to spousal maintenance, then the spouse that earns a higher income will be obligated to provide the other with financial support. Depending on the individual circumstances of the case, this amount can be paid periodically or all at once.

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