This article will discuss how family law and succession law interact with one another in terms of the impact on a couple’s divorce and howCONTINUE READING
Comparing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Out of Court Settlement
Introduction Following separation, parties have different pathways which they can undertake to reach a resolution of their property and/or parenting matters without entering a courtroom. MostCONTINUE READING
How to Prepare for Family and Divorce Mediation
Preparing for family and divorce mediation involves several steps to ensure you are well-equipped for the process. You can prepare for successful family and divorce mediation with Doolan WagnerCONTINUE 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
What you need to know about Final Orders in The Family Court
What are Court orders? An order of the Court is best described as the binding decision or judgment of a judicial officer. The Federal Circuit and FamilyCONTINUE 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
How much does a divorce cost in Australia?
The cost of divorce in Australia The average cost of a divorce in Australia is variable and can be anywhere between $330 and $1,405, plusCONTINUE READING
Claiming Property After Separation
Dealing with property matters after the breakdown of a relationship can be daunting, especially when dealing with children and the emotional challenges of separation.CONTINUE 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
Everything You Need To Know About Filing For A Divorce In Australia
The decision to file for divorce is not made overnight. A lot must be considered, from the welfare of your children to who will keepCONTINUE 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
Litigation Guardians in Family Law Proceedings
For many, the stresses of everyday life are having a significant toll on one’s health and well-being. Juggling the demands of children, partners, peers, workCONTINUE READING
Divorce & Family Lawyers North Shore
Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers provide trusted divorce and family law advice and assistance to people on Sydney’s North Shore.CONTINUE READING
We understand that feeling stressed and overwhelmed is common during a separation and can be acutely in the time leading to a separation. Our SeparationCONTINUE 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
Family & Divorce Lawyers Lindfield
With 30 years of experience, Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers are local to Lindfield, and can efficiently guide you through this challenging time. It’s no secretCONTINUE READING
Back to School Costs After Separation – How Far Can Your Child Support Payments Go?
The payment of Child support continues to incite many heated conversations. Whilst a government report commissioned a few years ago found that of those peopleCONTINUE READING
High Conflict Situations – Six Top Tips
Have you ever tried negotiating with your ex to resolve an issue only to be met with your ex failing to acknowledge his or her role in a problem and instead, blaming you for everything?CONTINUE READING
Neutral Bay Family Law
Engaging a family lawyer can be a daunting step. We understand that each matter is unique and we tailor our advice to suit you. If you are looking for an Accredited Family Law Specialist near Neutral BayCONTINUE READING
June 2019 Family Law Case Watch
Are you in a difficult Family Law battle and feel you cannot actively participate in it? Do you think that you have personal circumstances impeding on your ability to do so? Do you have a family member or close friend who knows your state of affairs as well as you do, if not better, who you would trust to provide instructions on your behalf? If you find yourself in this position, read on to understand in what circumstances a “Case Guardian” may be appointed to manage the conduct of a family law case.CONTINUE READING
Mediations and Domestic / Family Violence – a beginners guide
What do you do when there has been domestic and/or family violence (‘DFV’) in your life and the other party wants to proceed to Mediation? Are you still required to attend?
What if you have been the victim of DFV but you actually feel safe enough to attend a Mediation? Are you automatically excluded?CONTINUE READING
Thinking about getting a Divorce – What you need to know
Separating with your significant other is a nerve-wracking time. Perhaps you have been thinking about this for a while or perhaps your partner has asked for a divorce out of the blue. How will you divide your assets? What if there are children involved? How will the children cope with the new arrangements? There are so many different aspects arising from a separation or divorce – things like property settlement, parenting arrangements, spousal maintenance and so on. Here is a handy list of things to keep in mind when you find yourself in a situation like this.CONTINUE READING
Bankruptcy and Binding Financial Agreements (Part 2)
Picking up from Part 1 of this Article, we now turn to a couple of family law cases that were handed down after the Bankruptcy and Family Law Legislation Amendment Act 2005 (Cth) was passed.CONTINUE READING
How Much Does A Divorce Cost?
Wanting to know what a divorce will cost?
Concerned about the fees a family lawyers will charge?
Interested in understanding how the costs of family lawyers can be minimised?
If so then read on…CONTINUE READING
Bankruptcy and Binding Financial Agreements (Part 1)
What happens when parties enter into a Binding Financial Agreement and one party subsequently becomes bankrupt?
What do you do when the one asset pool to be divided is in circumstances where there are competing claims between the bankrupt’s spouse or partner and the bankrupt’s creditors?
If you find yourself in a situation like this and are unsure of the next steps, read on.CONTINUE READING
“You get the house, I’m taking the dog” – Pet Custody in Family Law Disputes
Ever wonder who would get the dog in circumstances of separation or divorce? Worried that if you break-up with your spouse you might never see your dog again? You are not alone.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 long will my divorce settlement take?
Have you separated?
Are you wanting a quick and amicable settlement?
Understandably family law clients want to put their family law matter behind them and move on with their lives as quickly as possible. How easy is this to achieve?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
Family Law Mediation
Are you separating or thinking of separating? If you are then you are probably wanting to know how long it will take…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
Giving evidence in the Family Court
Do you need help giving evidence in the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court in relation to family law parenting or property proceedings?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
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