Separated Families and School Holidays This is a really difficult time to juggle work commitments, Christmas closures and the five and a half weeks of school holidays [more if your children attend a private school]. For separated families there is the added balance of running out of annual leave, who is going to pay for…

Do you have your Christmas Plan in Place? It is that time of the year where the Christmas decorations have been in store over a month and the social calendar is booking up fast. Now is also the time to have a conversation with your former spouse as to when the children will spend time…

A mediation is an excellent way to fast track a settlement in your parenting or property matter. Mediations follow a similar framework regardless of whether they are parenting or property matters or both. In mediation with the assistance of legal advice, a mediator is appointed and a date is agreed upon. Both solicitors will prepare…

I am asked by almost every family law client “what is the age where a child can choose where they live?” The common misconception is aged 12 or 13. There is no hard and fast rule here. There are a number of factors that the Court’s consider when taking a child’s wishes into account when…