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 […]

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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 […]

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Did you know: It is a Commonwealth offence for a person to take or send a child from Australia: – contrary to an order limiting or preventing the child’s overseas travel – where court proceedings for a parenting order are pending, or – where an appeal against a parenting order is pending. These offences are […]

Divorce in the Family Courts can lead to uncertain and unpredictable outcomes. A recent case of Telfer [2016] FCWA 2 (4 January 2016) in the Family Court of Western Australia demonstrates how outcomes in property settlements can be just that.