A specific process is usually followed for the Family Court of Western Australia to make Orders for an alteration of property interests and subsequently to terminate the financial relationship.

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One can potentially seek exclusive occupation of the former family home by filing an application in the Family Court of Western Australia.

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Is it in the best interests of your grandchild or grandchildren that they live with you or spend time with you?

We meet with grandparents who know that their grandchildren need to spend more time with them or even in some cases live with them, but the parents will not allow it.

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For family law matters in Perth, Western Australia, the best interests of the child are paramount. Parents’ interests may take a backseat to those of the child. What might a court consider when determining what is in the best interests of a child?

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A child’s wishes can hold weight when a court is determining what is in a child’s best interests. In Timms & Payton 2015 FCCA 3324 the child was of an age where wishes could be considered by the court. The father opposed the mother’s proposed relocation. It was held that it would be in the best … Read more

Binding Financial agreements in Perth Family Law

A binding financial agreement entered into before or during a marriage or before or during a de facto relationship can save time, money and stress in the event the marriage or relationship breaks down.

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In Mahon v Mahon [2015] FCCA 510 a dispute arose about the date of separation of a married couple. The husband claimed he bought a property after separation in 2005. The wife maintained it should be included in the joint asset pool to be divided between them. She believed that the separation began in 2012.

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