Same Sex Marriage Breakups

If you need a divorce from your same-sex marriage, Freedom Law can help you get the resolution you need! A same-sex marriage encounters all the same difficulties as a heterosexual one; Freedom Law can help you resolve your disputes. What is divorce and how does it...

Family Law Courts Lighthouse Project

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (the Courts) are leading the way in helping families that have experienced family violence and other safety risks to navigate the family law system. The Lighthouse Project has been recognised for...

Understanding Property Settlement

After a separation or divorce, couples can apply to the court for a property settlement if they cannot agree amongst themselves about how their assets and liabilities should be divided. There is no set percentage or fixed rates as to how assets are divided in...

When does a parent need supervised time?

There are some circumstances where a child’s time with their parent (or extended family such as grandparents) will need to be supervised. The paramount consideration in the determination of parenting orders is what is in the best interests of the child. There are two...

Are you in a domestically violent relationship?

There are some useful tools online for escaping domestic violence. Check out this article from 1800RESPECT for an ‘escape bag’ checklist tool. If you are experiencing domestic violence and need advice, please get in touch for a CONFIDENTIAL discussion....

How has the pandemic affected your relationship?

As the pandemic eases, and things return to a new normal, we are finding many families who have separated as a result of the increased pressure the pandemic brought to them. “Being with no one is better than being with the wrong one, sometimes those who fly solo...

Can a Parent Withhold a Child?

Often in family law proceedings, a parent will elect to withhold contact between the children and the other parent. There are many reasons for this; most often it is when a parent alleges that a child is at risk in the care of the other parent. So, where to from here?...

Master plan of alienation not made out

Master plan of alienation not made out Bell & Bell Conclusion as to Issue A Regrettably and reluctantly, I concur with Mr B’s observation that no matter which party is to blame, “the damage has been done” to X’s relationship with his father. As it stands at the...

Evidence of duration of de facto relationship

Evidence of duration of de facto relationship HUBERT & STROUD[2019] FCCA 2538 The evidence relevant to the duration of the de facto relationship On hearing, the Applicant relied on his affidavit sworn or affirmed on 29 March 2018. He sought leave to rely on...

Public interest – referral of litigant to A-G and ATO

Public interest – referral of litigant to A-G and ATO ASHJAIM & GASPAR [2019] FCCA 2703 Catchwords: FAMILY LAW –Unusual property dispute– Applicant’s business venture which created cash flow failed – Applicant sending monies overseas – Respondent on folly of...

Review family law – is it needed?

Review family law – We don’t need another family law review — we need to act on what we already know By Renata Alexander and published by the ABC So far today police in Australia would have dealt with on average 284 domestic violence matters. Question: How...

Family Court report writer charged with child sex offences

Family Court report writer charged with sexually abusing three children Family Court report writer charged By Heidi Davoren and Josh Robertson ABC News An accused paedophile has been used as an expert by the Family Court in custody disputes that involve allegations of...

Family mediation and dispute resolution

Family mediation and dispute resolution Mediation is a way of resolving disputes between people in conflict, usually facilitated by a neutral person. Separated families are encouraged to use family mediation to help resolve their disputes about children, instead of...