Same-sex or LGBTQI parents should never be discriminated against. In Perth Family Law, same-sex or LGBTQI parents have the same rights as all parents. Their children ordinarily have the same rights as other children. In most cases, parents will share parental responsibility. Equal Shared Parental Responsibility Section 61DA of the Family Law Act presumes that ... Read more
Have you been involved in conception procedures involving a sperm donation? If so do you want to know your legal rights regarding the child? Sperm donors may be parents in specific circumstances and may have parental rights and responsibilities. If sperm donors are parents how much time should the child spend with the sperm donor ... Read more
What is property settlement? Property settlement is about sharing the assets and liabilities of a marriage or de facto relationship according to Western Australian Family Law. It requires obtaining an order from the Family Court of Western Australia to terminate the financial relationship between each party. The law is the same for same-sex couples. This ... Read more
Child Relocation (that is where one parent wants to change the location of where the children of a relationship or marriage are to live) is often considered one of the most technical and complex areas of family law. Bodekers Family Lawyers & Mediators can assist you in agreeing custody/care arrangements for a relocation or can ... Read more
Perth Family Law – Perth Financial and Property Settlement Following separation, couples usually need to consider property settlement and financial matters. This involves dividing the assets and liabilities of the relationship according to Australian family law. This may require obtaining an order from the Family Court.  This settlement can extend to: 1. family businesses. 2. ... Read more
Perth De facto  Relationships Are you currently in a de facto relationship? De facto relationships have legal implications that you may not be aware of. Family Law in Western Australia makes provision for de facto relationships as well as married couples. You may be in a de facto relationship if you and your partner: Are not ... Read more
Perth Child Support – Parental Responsibilities Parents have a responsibility to financially maintain their children. This responsibility is often referred to as “child support”. Child support applies even if you have never lived with the other parent. This responsibility usually continues until a child reaches the age of 18 years. In some circumstances, support is paid ... Read more