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.
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
At Dimocks Family Lawyers, we understand that the period following a separation, in most cases, will be an emotional time for you. Should you require the support of professionals other than a lawyer, we can put you in touch with people whom we trust. What date did you separate? Your separation lawyer will certainly ask … Read moreSeparation
Summary: The year 2012 was not a significant year for legislative change, in the area of Family Law. There were not even any changes to the requirements for a Financial Agreement to be binding. As if to compensate, the Government decided that budgetary considerations should result in a greater application of the “user pays” principle … Read moreFamily Law Update