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What Are a Mother’s Rights When It Comes to Child Custody in Australia?
14th June 2022
Separation or divorce can be emotionally draining and difficult. When there are children involved, this can add another layer of complexity and stress. As Family Lawyers, one of the most common questions we hear from a separating parent is in regards to parents' rights, such...
Are Child Custody Rights for Fathers Different to Mothers?
9th May 2022
When it comes to separation and divorce in Australia, there is a long-held misconception that a mother will get primary custody of any shared children over the father. While many mothers are indeed primary carers for their children, they are not automatically awarded custody by...
How to Prepare for Divorce With Children Involved
27th April 2022
Separation and divorce is not easy on any parties involved, but it can be an especially difficult time for children. The process of separation and divorce can be quite complex and there is often a variety of legal considerations you will need to understand and...
When Does Child Support End in Australia?
28th November 2021
In Australia, child support exists to ensure that children under 18 are financially supported in the case of their parents separating or divorcing. But what determines how much child support should be paid by parents, and when does child support end in Australia? Following the...
What Does Child Support Cover in Australia?
19th September 2021
Child support exists in Australia to provide financial support to children under 18. One parent is obliged to pay the other parent child support to cover a variety of expenses, from food to clothes and education. To calculate child support, the amount can either be...
How To Prepare For a Successful Child Relocation Case
2nd April 2021
A child relocation case involves a situation where one parent wishes to move away from the area where they normally reside with their child, and away from the other parent. What Should You Do if You Are Looking to Relocate? If there are no court...
How Spousal Maintenance is Calculated in Australia
28th September 2020
While knowledge concerning child support payments is commonplace, many Australians do not realise that in situations where a relationship has broken down or ended, spousal maintenance may also apply. Spousal maintenance is the legal responsibility that one party may have to support their spouse, or...
Our Child Support Lawyers Answer Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
2nd March 2020
When parents separate, the welfare of any shared children is paramount. Family breakdowns can be incredibly emotional times for all parties, and in some cases, these heightened emotions can make reaching an agreement between ex spouses difficult. If you are looking to separate and have...
Our Spousal Maintenance Lawyers Answer Your FAQS About Spousal Support
18th October 2019
When marriages or even de facto relationships break down, there are circumstances where one party may not be able to support themselves and meet their own financial needs. This may result in entitlements to spousal maintenance. We are often asked questions concerning spousal support, so...
What You Need to Know About Separation or Divorce During Pregnancy
6th March 2021
When a relationship breaks down, it can be a very distressing time for everyone involved. Separation or divorce during pregnancy is particularly difficult. As well as dealing with the trauma associated with the end of your relationship and navigating the legal and practical issues that...