Tag: Family Law

Legal Benefits of Same-Sex Marriage

Since same-sex marriage is now legal in Australia, a lot of changes have been made to the law. It is important that same-sex couples are fully aware of their new rights. As of the 9th January 2018, it is legal for couples of the same sex to get married in Australia. Aside from gaining equality [...] Read More

How to protect your assets in a de facto relationship

Although a formal ceremony isn’t required to be in a de facto relationship, and different laws apply, they can still hold some of the same rights as a marriage. Because of this, assets held both jointly and solely by either person, regardless of when they were acquired, may mean that either person could receive a [...] Read More

Bilingual Lawyers – Overcoming the Barriers to Legal Service

  In a recent article, Felicity Nelson identified the increased demand for bilingual lawyers in Australia. As Australian law firms globalise, there is more demand than ever for multilingual lawyers, however Nelson found that a shrinking number of Australian students are seeking to study a second language. Interestingly, despite the demand for bilingual lawyers being [...] Read More

Family Law – Topical Issues

Law Firms with Male-Only Clients Family Law firms targeting male-only clients are emerging in the UK after growing success in the US. Specialising in representing men’s interests in divorce and custody proceedings, these firms predominantly exist to represent men who feel they have been wronged or unfairly represented in Family Court. Whilst this may appear [...] Read More

Three Steps to Selecting A Divorce Lawyer

The process of going through a divorce is difficult and taxing, often taking a very real emotional toll on all parties involved. It is vital that you find a team that works in partnership with you, providing the support, understanding and compassion you need and, where possible, mitigating any further unnecessary harm. It is important [...] Read More