Duty of Disclosure

By |2019-05-14T16:30:20+10:00May 8th, 2019|Family Law|

What does it mean to have a duty of disclosure? Once you and your ex-partner decide to settle your family law matters, you are both obligated to provide full and frank disclosure of your financial circumstances to each other. This process is usually overwhelming and uncomfortable for parties, especially [...]

The gift of moving on

By |2019-05-14T14:42:51+10:00February 14th, 2019|Family Law|

Whilst not the most romantic topic to discuss or think about around Valentine’s Day, taking steps to finalise your property settlement might be the best gift you can give yourself this year.  Finalising these issues will give you a sense of empowerment and freedom, and let’s face it, you don’t [...]

BTLawyers Supporting Abortion Law Reform with Donation to Children by Choice

By |2019-05-14T13:41:17+10:00October 8th, 2018|Family Law, News|

BTLawyers is making a stance in supporting fundamental women’s rights, with a substantial donation to Children by Choice. Over the last few months BTLawyers have been fundraising to support Children by Choice, a non-profit organisation committed to providing unbiased information on all unplanned pregnancy options including adoption, abortion and parenting. [...]

A Step in the Right Direction – Ban on Perpetrators of Domestic Violence Cross-Examining Victims

By |2019-05-14T15:24:22+10:00July 4th, 2018|Domestic Violence, Family Law, News|

By Georgia Dalton, BTLawyers Family Law Solicitor Last week, the Federal Government introduced the long overdue Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 into the House of Representatives, implementing a ban on perpetrators of domestic violence cross-examining their ex-partners. Specifically, the Bill proposes the following amendments [...]

Preparing for Christmas as a co-parent

By |2019-05-14T14:42:50+10:00November 22nd, 2017|Family Law, News|

We are delighted to share with you a podcast with Lucy Good from Beanstalk Mums and our family law specialist Vanessa Hernandez talking co-parenting at Christmas and how to be prepared…. This is one for the co-parents amongst us. It’s all about that happy, merry, family time we call Christmas. [...]

Why do I need a Will?

By |2019-04-09T09:19:29+10:00June 15th, 2017|Family Law, News|

By Dani Jones This is a phrase I too often hear as a solicitor.  Succession planning is not a topic many people like to think about let alone discuss with loved ones or a solicitor.  I find a common trend especially amongst young people is that “I’ll get around to [...]

What happens when a Domestic Violence Order is breached?

By |2019-05-14T14:42:50+10:00June 2nd, 2017|Domestic Violence, Family Law, News|

By Vanessa Hernandez Domestic Violence Order Domestic Violence Orders (‘DVO’) are court orders designed to prevent future domestic or family violence occurring. The can also commonly be referred to as “Protection Orders” or “Restraining Orders”. A DVO tells the person committing an act of domestic violence (“the respondent”) what not [...]