Family Court

The Family Law Act 1975 determines how to divide property following the breakdown of a relationship. An important step in this process is to identify and value the assets that form the property pool. Property or business valuations will help establish both the value of...

Under the Surveillance Devices Act 2007 (NSW) recording a private conversation without consent is ordinarily illegal in NSW.  However, in Family Court matters the Court has discretion to permit evidence by way of recordings in some circumstances. In the case of Shelbourne & Shelbourne [2017] FamCA...

The Court determines what is in a child’s best interest by considering the matters set out in Section 60CC of the Family Law Act 1975. Under this section the Court is required to consider any views expressed by the child and the weight it should...

The area of law that establishes whether a donor is a ‘legal parent’ for the purposes of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) is an area of law that is still emerging. As to recent and current developments in this area of law, the High Court...