Understanding Family Law Financial Agreements – Part 1

Financial agreements are at the heart of many family law matters but remain one of the most poorly understood areas of law.  In this series of articles we will outline what financial agreements are, when they are used in family law matters and their key characteristics. This is vital information for anyone going through the…

Is 50/50 care of children now the law?

There is still some misunderstanding about a change to parenting laws made by the Howard Government in 2006 when a presumption of equal shared parental responsibility was introduced. Some media outlets at the time suggested the change created a presumption that children would live 50% with one parent and 50% with the other. But the…