Located on the idyllic southwest coast, the Margaret River Region is one of the most beautiful in Western Australia. The region stretches from Busselton along the shores of Geographe Bay down to Augusta the most south-westerly point of Australia. Almost everywhere you look in this area you will find spectacular beaches, elaborate caves, adventure trails, … Read more

Christmas is a special time for children and families. Christmas and the holiday season is fast approaching and it is very important that children get to spend time with the people they love and that love them.  When this time of year comes around it often brings arguments for separated parents as they attempt to … Read more

The Family Law Practitioners Association (or the FLPA) is the law industry’s leading professional non-profit organisation. They represent over 1,000 family law practitioners around Australia. Now that Bodekers Family Law is an official FLPA member we receive several benefits that help us strengthen our own family law services.  As a nonprofit, professional association, FLPA aspires … Read more

After the separation of a marriage or de facto relationship, in some situations, a spouse may be entitled to receive (or may be required to pay) spousal maintenance.  The primary purpose of spousal maintenance is to adjust for any disparity between the incomes or earning capacities of spouses based on their respective needs.  Under section … Read more

Divorce is hard in almost every situation but it becomes even more difficult when children are involved. Parents separating can be extremely destabilising and confusing for children. This distress can be minimised. Research has shown that negative outcomes for children are not inevitable and there are many things that can be done to reduce risk … Read more

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