Children’s care arrangements following separation

Published in Industry News by on 18 Mar

Following a separation parents do not have to go to court about the care arrangements for their children. As a matter of principle we encourage our clients to reach an agreement if possible without the need to resort to the Family Law courts. One advantage in reaching an agreement is that the legal fees will be much less than otherwise. That is not to say that a person should reach agreement unreasonably.

Can you be separated and live under the same roof?

Published in Uncategorised by on 18 Mar

Before a person can apply for a divorce they have to be able to establish to the Family Court that their marriage has irretrievably broken down. This can be established if the Court is satisfied that the parties to the marriage have separated and have lived separately and apart for a continuous period of not less than 12 months prior to the filing of the divorce application.