I recently presented an information session for Law Week 2018 entitled “Do I need a Pre-Nup? Everything you ever wanted to know about Financial Agreements / Pre-Nuptial Agreements”. There was a request for the information provided at the session and so I intend to summarise the information provided along with links to assist.Details
The duty of disclosure is an obligation that each party make full and frank disclosure of his or her financial situation to the other party and to the Court.Details
With the new year upon us, many new enquiries relate to parenting orders and whether these can be changed. Thankfully in the recent case of Searson & Searson  FamCAFC 119 (5 July 2017) the Full Court (Murphy, Kent and Loughnan JJ) reviewed the current case law with respect to this.Details
The Full Court of the Family Court held in the 2017 decision of Re Kelvin that the Court’s sanction is no longer required for stage two treatment of Gender Dysphoria where the child is capable of giving Informed Consent or those with parental authority authorise the treatment.Details
Life, financially or otherwise, does not go into a state of animated suspension after separation and pending property settlement – parties’ financial circumstances constantly change and will be different at time of separation and when orders are made.Details
Australia Says Yes – How Will The New Same Sex Marriage Laws Affect The Family Law System in Australia?
The short answer is that the new same sex marriage laws will have no significant impact on Australia’s family law system.Details