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...

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. The only...

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...