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We are a group of family lawyers located in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Our philosophy is to provide sound and reasoned advice, to be your advocates and your experts in family law. We bring compassion to our work and we appreciate that no two relationships are the same.

 

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The paramount consideration in all parenting matters is the ‘best interests’ of the children. The Family Law Act aims to promote and preserve the right of each child to know and have a relationship with both of their parents. Parents do not have “rights” addressed......

After you separate it is possible that you may need to consider the sorts of arrangements you want for your children or for your property going forward. An agreement with your spouse can be achieved in a number of ways, including: 1. Negotiation directly with......

The breakdown of a relationship is a stressful and emotional time as our clients navigate through grief and a transition period in their lives. Unfortunately soon after separation, our clients are often faced with questions such as: Where will my children live? How much time......

Some couples may separate but continue to live under the one roof. Separation can be a very difficult and stressful time and many people find that creating physical distance and starting to live independently will make the separation process easier for everyone involved, particularly if......

Parenting Orders made in the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court place a positive obligation upon the parties to those Orders to take all reasonable steps to put into effect and comply with what the Orders say. A parenting Order may state......

Over the last ten years we have found that the issue of child support has become an increasingly vexed issue between separated parents. But what about a step parents obligation to support step children? Ordinarily child support recognises the obligation of a child’s parents to......