Entries by osweb

Settling without going to court

I DON’T WANT TO GO TO COURT – WHY SHOULD YOU! For the last few years of my family law practice (spanning over 25 years) I have been struggling to reconcile my desire to assist my clients resolve their matters with the usual negotiation methods most commonly used by family lawyers.  My legal training requires […]

Section 60I Certificates

As a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP for short) my role is help people resolve arrangements for their children and for property related matters.  Unfortunately, some see my role as the provider of Section 60I Certificates.  First, let me explain what they are in a nutshell.  The certificates are issued by FDRP’s under Section 60I […]

Grandparents Rights Under Family Law Act

Do grandparents have special rights under the Family Law Act?  They do have some priority and are specifically mentioned in the Family Law Act. We recently acted for grandparents wanting to spend time with their grandchild but who were having difficulties in doing so because of the conflict caused by the breakdown of the relationship between […]