OK, we’re often asked what are the options for legal agreements following the breakdown of a marriage. So we’ve prepared a visual representation of the main differences between a consent order and a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA). As always, seek the advice of a lawyer to guide you through. Speak to our family law team today.
If you are planning to conceive using a sperm donation, or plan to be a donor, you should be aware of the legal implications. One of the issues to be addressed is:- Will the sperm donor have an ongoing relationship with the child, and will the donor be regarded as a “parent”? This question came … Read moreSperm Donor Parental Rights
Financial agreements – valid and binding? Section 90B (pre-nuptial) Agreement Pre-nuptial agreements are one form of Financial Agreement parties can sign and which are enforceable under the Family Law Act. It can be challenging and cause stress for couples to broach the subject with each other, as it can appear to put a negative spin … Read morePrenuptial Financial Agreements – Section 90B
The Full Court is the appeals court of our family courts and determines appeals from decisions made by a single Family Court or Federal Circuit Court judge. The Full Court will be made up of either one or three designated appeals court judges. An appeal is difficult to win. The Full Court will generally not … Read moreWhat is the Full Court?
INTERNATIONAL ABDUCTION My child has been wrongfully removed from Australia without my consent: what do I do? If your child has been wrongfully removed from Australia, an application may be possible for the return of the child, using the international treaty called “The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction” (“the … Read moreHague Convention Lawyers
Following separation, the arrangements for your children’s care can become contentious. You and your former partner should preferably have discussions about those arrangements so that you can agree on issues such as, “How long will each parent spend with the children?”, and “Who decides where they go to school?”. If you can agree on those … Read moreParenting Arrangements
How do you juggle shared care when you are in lockdown? For a lot of Australian parents who have found themselves recently separated or divorced, they are going through one of the most confusing and frustrating times of their lives. The Chief Judge, in a media release dated 26 March, encourages parties to “attempt to … Read moreShared Care in Social Distancing – Tips for parents
COVID-19 Notice As COVID-19 diagnoses continue to increase in NSW, we at DFL are trying to continue working normally. Our first priority is to provide a safe and hygienic environment for our staff and clients. But we have decided that the best way that we can service our clients and provide business continuity is to … Read moreDimocks Family Lawyers are still open