Stop. Breathe. Think: Some Helpful Tips When Separating

Stop. Breathe. Think: Some Helpful Tips When Separating

Whether you are considering separating from your partner or your relationship has come to an end, there is no doubt that this is a difficult time. Taking a few moments to stop, breathe and think can help you to make better decisions during the initial stages of the...
The ‘What’s What’ in Estate Planning

The ‘What’s What’ in Estate Planning

We’ve all heard these words thrown around before… “Go get a Will” or “Have you got an Advance Care Directive in place?” But what estate planning document actually does what? Here is our quick guide to estate planning documents. Will A Will is a legal document that...
Safe Beds for Pets Program

Safe Beds for Pets Program

Pets can be at the heart of domestic violence cases. Often perpetrators of domestic violence will prevent partners and children from leaving the home by threatening to harm the family pets. Victims can often feel they have no choice but to stay in violent...
AIFS Separated Families Study – Participants Needed

AIFS Separated Families Study – Participants Needed

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) are conducting a new study to find out how family law services can best help children when their parents separate. They would like to talk to young people aged 10-17 years and a parent about their experiences. As a...
The DIY Will Kit: Pitfalls and Dangers

The DIY Will Kit: Pitfalls and Dangers

Why should I pay a solicitor to write my will when I can do it myself for $30 with a DIY will kit?” – the Famous Last Words of Poor Schmuck Buck*. We’ve often heard these words uttered before; at the post office, family gatherings, funerals – you name it! As lawyers,...