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.
Are you in the midst of property proceedings? Will you have sufficient funds to support yourself and your children until your matter has concluded?
How do I protect my overseas assets during separation? My relationship has ended but my partner and I are in different countries what do I do? I have properties and trusts held in several countries but where is the best place to commence my divorce proceedings?
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.
Are you presently experiencing a family relationship breakdown or needing help making arrangements for your children and property?
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.
The February 2018 case of Smallwood provides valuable insight into the diverse considerations taken into account by the Court when making parenting Orders in the best interests of children.
Anyone who has been a party to an application for orders in the Family Courts will tell you that the time taken from application to final orders was much longer than expected. Whilst we try to provide accurate estimates of time frames and do all we can to efficiently progress each matter, the reality is that the Family Courts receive in excess of 100,000 new applications each year and they are very much “under the pump”.
Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers is pleased to announce that Belinda Viset has joined our firm as a Family Lawyer in the position of Associate.
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.