Genuine Steps: Pre-action procedures in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

By Alana Di Paola, Lawyer On 1 September, 2021, the previously known Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia, merged to become the Fede…

Ten Legal Facts You Should Know Before You Get Married

By John Spender (Note- The following is a broad overview of the law in relation to the topic mentioned. It is and should not be treated as a substitute for obta…

International Parenting Disputes involving Non-Hague Countries: tips for the left behind parent

By Deborah Wilson, Senior Associate Families who separate across international borders present with unique challenges. This article will outline legal and pract…

“The Bank of Mum & Dad”: Will payments from family members be considered a gift or a loan and why does it matter?

By Deborah Wilson, Senior Associate There are many reasons why couples may seek financial assistance from the ‘Bank of Mum & Dad’. Commonly, par…