Newcastle

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 your spouse...

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 there...

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 when...

Merridy Elphick Lawyers is a new Newcastle law firm specialising in matters of Family Law. Founder Merridy Elphick has been supporting clients in Family Law for over 12 years. Merridy has supported her clients in matters concerning; Relationship Law Divorce Child Custody Family Disputes Restraining Orders and more Merridy's new practice is located at...