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  • Grandfather Ordered to Spend Less Time With Grandson!

    19 AUGUST 2021 FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

    There was a man and woman who married and had a child. When the child was two years old, the mother and father decided to divorce. Their behaviour during the divorce was respectful. The period after the divorce was described as “harmonious”. It appeared as though the divorce had gone smoothly, and all parties could start their new lives. Read more

  • Our Own Fidan Shevket Finalist for Family Law Partner of the Year

    15 JUNE 2021 FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

    Fidan Shevket of Fox & Staniland Lawyers is the only lawyer in Sydney’s North Shore to have been named as a finalist in the category of Family Law Partner of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2021. Read more

  • Using Secret Recordings as Evidence? Think again!

    11 MAY 2021 LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

    In a recent case a husband and wife had two young children. The husband and wife separated. During the process of separation, the husband and wife began a long dispute over parenting. Following a serious motorbiking accident the husband was hospitalised for three months and the children stayed with the mother the whole time. Read more

  • Court Orders Person to Sell House After Divorce Settlement!

    15 DECEMBER 2020 FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROPERTY LAW & CONVEYANCING

    A man and woman had been married to each other for many years. In 1997 a family home was purchased under the husband’s sole name. In 2000 the husband and wife separated, and the husband transferred half of the ownership of the home into his wife’s name. Following this, the husband and wife informally agreed that the husband would transfer his remaining one-half interest in the family home to the wife, making her the sole owner of the family home. Read more

  • Self-Representing In the Family Court? Think Again!

    25 SEPTEMBER 2020 FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    A recent family law case saw a husband and wife both decide to deal with their property settlement without engaging lawyers. The couple were struggling to deal with a complex financial situation, with multiple businesses and financial interests between them. Read more

  • When Is an Inheritance Safe After a Marriage Breakdown?

    03 DECEMBER 2019 FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

    Despite inheritance being received years after separation, it can still be considered part of the joint asset pool and divided accordingly! Read more

  • Loans from Parents - How to Deal with these during Separation

    09 AUGUST 2019 FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

    It is not uncommon for parents to lend their children funds to assist them. Commonly this is to acquire real estate. How these loans are dealt with in Family Law can be crucial to the outcome of your property settlement. Read more

  • What to Expect on Your First Court Date

    05 AUGUST 2019 FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

    You have filed parenting and/or property proceedings in either the Federal Circuit Court or the Family Court and your first court date is coming up. What can you expect? Read more

  • Social Media and Family Law – Be Careful!

    01 AUGUST 2019 FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

    The old principle of ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all’ applies in every Family Law case. Especially on social media! Read more

  • The Family Court Considers the Vaccination of Children

    18 MARCH 2019 FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

    In a recent case a mother held strong anti-vaccination views which the father did not share. Orders were made to the Family Court to decide. Read more