Power Of Attorney

Power Of Attorney

A power of attorney is a legal document in which the person making the document (“the Principal”) nominates and gives legal authority to a nominated person (“the Attorney”) to act on their behalf with respect to their financial affairs. A Power of Attorney is just as...
Family Dispute Resolution

Family Dispute Resolution

If you are experiencing a family dispute or breakdown and need to arrange a mediation session there may be a significant waiting period involved.  We would like to remind our clients that the Family Relationship Centre at Blacktown currently has much shorter waiting...
Same-Sex Parents Not an Issue According to Research….

Same-Sex Parents Not an Issue According to Research….

With the recent publicity surrounding the legalisation of same-sex marriage in both the USA and Ireland, many social commentators are predicting changes to the Australian Marriage Act in the not-too-distant future. One of the key points that is often raised when...
Yours, Mine or Ours? Inheritances and Family Law

Yours, Mine or Ours? Inheritances and Family Law

During the course of a marriage or de-facto relationship, one or both of the parties involved may receive a gift in the form of an inheritance.   The intention of the loved one or family member leaving the inheritance is almost always to make life easier for their...
Collaboration is Growing in Popularity

Collaboration is Growing in Popularity

The introduction of collaborative family law in Australia in 2006 saw a significant shift away from the more traditional court-based approach to divorce.  Couples who preferred to retain control of the decision-making process began to use the collaborative method with...