Having been engaged in a trial in the Federal Circuit Court last week, I had very little time to look at the news. However, having caught up over the weekend, I became acquainted with the current obsession with Australia’s media in the form of Barnaby Joyce, his separation and re-partnering. For the sake of full... Continue Reading →

‘Tis the season to be ranty

It’s getting towards the end of the year. For some, it’s been quite a long year. The impact of family law matters on both parties and their legal practitioners shouldn’t be ignored. This year has been one of the hardest years that I have experienced since I commenced as an articled clerk in 2002. For... Continue Reading →

National DVO scheme to commence on White Ribbon Day

All domestic violence orders (AVOs/DVOs/Intervention/Restraining Orders) issued from the 25 November 2017 will be nationally recognised. This includes temporary/interim and final orders. Police and Courts will be to enforce a domestic violence orders regardless of the state or territory that issued the original order. Courts will also have the power to vary or revoke any... Continue Reading →

Co-parenting from a distance

Living in rural areas sometimes means that sometimes you have to cope with distance. Whether it is to send your children to school or simply to get the necessities of life like groceries or that particularly expensive but extremely important spare machinery part, distance is something that country people take in their stride. I remember... Continue Reading →

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