Are Pre-nups dead?

Why all the fuss? The High Court recently handed down a judgment in the case of Kennedy v Thorne.  To cut a long story short, a younger woman met an older man on the internet, she said she wanted a nice life in Australia, he said he wanted to protect his assets for...

Domestic Violence Parliamentary Inquiry

The government has launched an inquiry into how the Family Court system deals with domestic violence.  Specifically "how Australia’s federal family law system can better support and protect people affected by family violence".  Of particular interest to you (the...

At what age can my child decide?

We get asked this question frequently by our family law clients.  The first thing we want to say is that, the child shouldn't have to decide and should not be asked to decide, ever.  Even when the Court appointed specialist meets with the children to ascertain what is...