Arbitration and Family Law It is well known that the Family Courts are suffering from enormous delays. As at today, there is approximately a two year wait for hearing dates in most registries. As an alternative to waiting for a Hearing date before a Judge to make a decision in relation to your property settlement…

Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders Many people may have heard of an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order, more commonly known as an ADVO, but the repercussions of the making of one of these Orders can be far reaching. The Law: Police can apply for an ADVO on behalf of a Person in Need of Protection (PINOP) whether…

Deposits (On Purchase of Land Contracts) 5 %  or  10%  –  What is the Catch? There are important considerations that a buyer (purchaser) and a seller (vendor) must make when entertaining the amount of the deposit on the sale of land contract. The sale of land contract (copyright) as issued by the Law Society NSW…

Time to take another look Every couple of years, or when you experience a change in your life circumstances, it is a good idea to meet with us to check your Will, Power of Attorney and Appointment of Enduring Guardian documents. We often do not realise that the life changes which have occurred can impact…

A new COVID 19 Duty List for the Family and Federal Circuit Courts This week the Family Court has announced a new duty list to deal with urgent applications arising from COVID 19 isolation. A Registrar has been appointed to assess the urgent matters and if they meet the criteria, they will be listed before…

Divorcing once the children are all grown up – what is different? There has been an increase in people separating later in their lives when the children are grown and plans for retirement are being discussed. The house may be paid off, investment properties or business ventures purchased. Superannuation balances are higher, all requiring a…