What are Parenting Arrangements? Parenting arrangements refer to the legal and practical arrangements made between separated or divorced parents regarding the care, welfare, and development ofCONTINUE READING
What is Adult Child Maintenance?
What is Adult Child Maintenance and When is it Appropriate? It is well known that parents have a responsibility to financially support their children. InCONTINUE READING
Telling Your Children About Divorce
Divorce is a difficult time for everyone and telling your children about your divorce can be one of the most difficult things you will everCONTINUE READING
Intrafamily Step-Parent and Relative Adoption in New South Wales
Intrafamily Adoption is where a child is adopted by a step-parent or close relative. In the year 2020 to 2021, 69% of all adoptions finalisedCONTINUE READING
Unpaid Child Support – Everything you need to know
Child Support Under Australian law, separated parents (including same-sex parents) have a duty to provide proper levels of financial support for their children. Unfortunately, andCONTINUE READING
A Guide To Keeping The Matrimonial Home
Divorce and the matrimonial home can bring about many emotions for you and your partner. For most separating couples, the matrimonial home is one ofCONTINUE READING
How to Recognise the 17 Signs of Parental Alienation
Parental Alienation is a term used to describe the situation where one parent’s vitriol of the other parent during the parties’ separation influences the mindCONTINUE READING
Taking Parental Alienation to Court: How To Prove It
Parental alienation is the term usually used to describe when one parent deliberately damages the child’s relationship with the other parent. It is not uncommonCONTINUE READING
Child Custody In Divorce & Separation — Australia
If you or your spouse have decided to end your marriage or de facto relationship, one of the many decisions you’ll have to make isCONTINUE READING
The Best Co-Parenting Apps of 2022
Designed to Make Life Easier: The Best Co-parenting Apps of 2022 Are you struggling with co-parenting and feeling overwhelmed by your shared parenting challenges?CONTINUE READING
Divorce Lawyer servicing couples and families in the Mosman area.
Divorce Lawyers helping separating couples for over 20 years.
Are you looking for an experienced family lawyer to help you with your separation and divorce?CONTINUE READING
Enjoying Christmas and Other Family Celebrations After Separation
Australian’s love a celebration.
If you’re not convinced, scroll back to recent photos of kids in their Halloween regalia or think about your walk down the aisle of your local supermarket in the first week in October seeing the shelves already stocked with tinsel and stockings.CONTINUE READING
Moving out of Sydney after Separation
Are you seeking to relocate with your child?
Or are you facing a relocation application by your former spouse?
Read on to find out more about family law relocation applications.CONTINUE READING
What are the legal implications of parental alienation?
Parental alienation is a term that is used to describe when one parent (the “alienating” parent) behaves in a certain way to undermine and damageCONTINUE READING
May 2019 Family Law Case Watch
Do you wish to change your child’s surname following a separation from your former partner? Alternatively, has a request been made by your former partner to change your child’s surname?CONTINUE READING
Child Abuse Allegations
As Family Lawyers, we know that some of the most complex and difficult cases our clients face are those which involve child abuse allegations.CONTINUE READING
Children’s Wishes in Separation
Are you separating?
If you are in the process of separation or are thinking about separating and have children, you will no doubt want to understand how your child’s wishes and views are taken into account and how old they have to be before they get to choose who they want to live with.CONTINUE READING
Complex Parenting Matters: Where The Presumptions Don’t Apply
Are you facing a difficult separation?
Do you need help securing the best outcome for your children?
Are you presently involved in a complex family law parenting matter?
If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions then you should read on.CONTINUE READING
January 2018 Family Law Case Watch
In January 2018, the Family Court of Australia held in the matter of Sigley and Sigley  FamCA 3 (10 January 2018) that Australian parents who had entered into a commercial surrogacy agreement in the USA, could register the American Court Order which gave them parenting rights over their child in an Australian Court.CONTINUE READING
2017 Family Law Case Watch
As 2017 draws to a close, we reflect on some of the key cases that have shaped the year in Family law. Read on for a snapshot into the unique and diverse area of Family Law…CONTINUE READING
Family Court asks Lawyers to consider their fees
Are you thinking of separating? Do you want to ensure common sense prevails through your separation and that legal fees are only incurred where necessary? Are you concerned you will dissipate significant assets just by stepping into a family lawyer’s office?CONTINUE READING
Anton Pillar Orders
Have you recently separated? Are you concerned that your former spouse might be concealing information from you? Are you eager to progress a timely settlement of your matter?
If so then continue reading as the below information is likely to be of great assistance to you.CONTINUE READING
Separation and Divorce – Using Photos in Family Law Matters
Are you needing help after separation?
Do you want to know how to better manage your family law matter? If you do, read on for some important information.CONTINUE READING
Family Law News
Monday 27 February 2017 marks the start of a 2 week rolling list in the Sydney Registry of the Family Court where 11 judges will have listed before them almost 70 matters for hearing.CONTINUE READING
Family Law Consent Orders
Are you separating and looking to resolve things without going to Court? Do you need advice about entering into Consent Orders? Are you worried Consent Orders won’t address the specific dates that are significant to your family?CONTINUE READING
How can I reach a parenting agreement after separation when there is family violence and child abuse?
Family violence and child abuse are often experienced in separating families.
Yet it has been our experience at Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers over the last 20 years that most family law matters, even the more difficult ones involving complex issues, can be resolved by consent.CONTINUE READING
Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers welcomes Nicole Pozovsky
Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers are pleased to announce that Nicole Pozovsky has joined our firm as a Family Lawyer.
Nicole completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney and has been working exclusively in the area of family law.CONTINUE READING
Family Law Balance Sheets & Financial Disclosure
Have you been asked to provide a long list of financial documents in your family law matter? Are you feeling overwhelmed about preparing your disclosure documents and don’t know where to start?CONTINUE READING
Will my homemaker contributions count in my family law matter?
Are you facing a separation after spending 5, 10 or 20 years at home raising a family?
Are you concerned that the time you devoted to your children and the home for many years won’t be properly considered?
This is often a huge concern for many women and homemakers when they separate.CONTINUE READING
Keeping in control of your Family Law Matter
Not many of you would go into a travel agency and leave it up to the travel agent to choose your destination and your itinerary. Similarly, I have never come across a fellow diner who has left their entire menu choice to their waiter when they go out to a restaurant for dinnerCONTINUE READING
Family Law Consent Orders
Are you wanting to have Consent Orders made?
If your answer is ‘yes’ then keep reading because this article explains the necessary steps in a way that is easy to understand.CONTINUE READING
North Sydney Divorce Lawyers
Do you need an Accredited Family Law Specialist in North Sydney for your separation?
Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers have been providing divorce and family law advice and assistance to people from Sydney’s North Shore and North Sydney for more than two decades.CONTINUE READING
Keep Your Divorce Costs Down in your Family Law Matter
Keep Your Divorce Costs Down in your Family Law Proceedings
When you go through a divorce or separation there are always costs involved. The emotional cost of separation and the costs of maintaining two homes can be really significant. You need to do what you can to keep in control of the additional costs of legal representation.CONTINUE READING
Supervision Orders in Family Law Matters
Every day the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court are asked to make Orders that are in the best interests of children. In undertaking this work the Court must first address the two primary considerations…CONTINUE READING
Separated and immunising children?
Separating parents can sometimes disagree on an immunisation schedule, or indeed whether to immunise their children at all. Separating parents can also argue when they are organising overseas travel with their children to a country that strongly recommends immunising against certain diseases.CONTINUE READING
Family Law Ryde
Needing help with your divorce?
Are you presently experiencing a family relationship breakdown or needing help making custody arrangements for your children?CONTINUE READING
Doolan Wagner: 2015 in Review
As a director of Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers I am writing this blog post about some 2015 developments and issues in family law including issues relating to parenting and immunisation of children, family law valuations, mediation trends and the new “cashless” family court registries.CONTINUE READING
New Family Court Judge Appointed
On 28 May 2015 the Federal Government announced the appointment of former Commonwealth Attorney-General Mr Robert McClelland as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia.CONTINUE READING
Divorce, Nullity and Annulment
Divorce, nullity and annulment are words that are often used interchangeably by people seeking to end their marriages. In Australia divorce, nullity and annulment have very different legal meanings and each of these avenues must be approached in very different ways.CONTINUE READING
Divorce Costs Rise After 2015 Budget
Family law costs are understandably a big consideration for a couple when they separate.CONTINUE READING
Separation Anxiety & Child Custody
Do you have a child who is suffering from separation anxiety? Is your family experiencing a separation?CONTINUE READING
Enjoying Easter and Other Family Celebrations After Separation
Australian’s love a celebration.
If you’re not convinced, scroll back to recent photos of people at Greenwich Baths dressed in sequinned flags on Australia Day or think about your walk down the aisle of your local supermarket in the first week in February seeing the shelves already stocked with chocolate rabbits and Easter eggs…CONTINUE READING
Are you looking for a highly experienced family lawyer?
For over two decades we have been assisting and advising people from the Lindfield area in preparation for and through their separation and divorce. During that time our family lawyers have seen a significant change in the demographics of the area.CONTINUE READING
What to do when children don’t want to go home
What do you do if your children don’t want to go home after contact? Have you ever been faced with this dilemma at contact changeover times?
We are frequently asked questions like “Do I have to return the children?”CONTINUE READING
Separation, A 2014 report into Australian Family Law
If you have separated or are thinking about separating and are wanting to know what is going to happen next and how long the process is going to take then keep reading as this article contains some very useful information.CONTINUE READING
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