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Category: Family Law Questions

What do the Federal Government amendments to the Family Law Act mean for Superannuation?

Superannuation and Family Law In 2002 there were amendments to the Family Law Act which allowed superannuation to be treated as property. The Court was empowered to make Orders splitting...


How Do I Avoid Family Court after Relationship Breakdown – Part 2

Collaborative Law Can Keep You Out Of Court. Pros of Collaborative Law Allows people to negotiate their own outcomes with their own assets and liabilities. Allows people to communicate directly with the...

By Aylward Game Mar 14, 2016 Collaboration

How Do I Avoid The Family Courts – Part 1

About Alternative Dispute Resolution With the very long waiting lists to have your matter heard in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is on the...

By Aylward Game Mar 9, 2016 Collaboration

A Discussion About Child Custody

Did you know the term ‘Child Custody’ is no longer referred to in the Family Law Legislation? It was the term used previously by the Family Court. It was considered...

By Aylward Game Oct 30, 2015 Child Custody

Preparing For The Unthinkable: Protecting Your Interests Under Family Law

A paper delivered to a conference for financial advisers in Australia. In this article, we have endeavored to analyse what a Financial Adviser would like to glean from a family...


Who’s Your Daddy? Am I the child’s parent?

Who’s Your Daddy? Am I the child’s parent? Strange as it may seem, we do not see too many women through our door asking how they would know or be...

By Aylward Game Feb 24, 2015 CHILD SAFETY

Am I in a de facto relationship?

HOW ARE THE STRESS LEVELS GOING? One of the most frequently asked questions we are asked is "Am I in a de facto relationship?". This is often considered one of...

By Aylward Game Jan 21, 2015 De Facto

Legal Words Used in Family Court Brisbane in Australia

FACT SHEET on LEGAL WORDS USED IN FAMILY COURT Abuse – in relation to a child, is defined in subsection 4(1) of the Act. For convenience, the definition is set...

By Aylward Game Jan 12, 2015 Family Law Blog

Gay and Lesbian De Facto Couples and Parenting

Elton John and his partner David may not be considered the parents of their children in Australia. Under the provisions of the Family Law Act parents are responsible for the...

By Aylward Game Dec 12, 2014 De Facto

How Much Does It Cost To Get A Divorce in Australia?

The million-dollar question How much does it cost to get a divorce in Australia is determined by about a million factors, but mainly depends on the actions of you and...

By Aylward Game Nov 14, 2014 Collaboration