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
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 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