Sacha Mastras

In February 2019, a matter concerning the existence of a de facto relationship was considered in the Federal Circuit Court. In Adesso & Payton [2019] FCCA 343 Ms Adesso made an application to the Court seeking final orders for a property settlement and then the...

Angry shots and barbs posted online often become grist for the mill of the Family Courts. Social media content is often submitted as evidence to the Court if it calls into question a party’s integrity, character, or child focused approach to co-parenting. It is important to...

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...

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...

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...