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Better Subpoenas (Part Two)

Better Subpoenas (Part Two) This is the second article in which Suzanna Sheed and Alexander Sheed-Finck of SMR Legal explore the use of subpoenas in the family law context. Suzanna is a Family Law Specialist and has acted as an Independent Children’s Lawyer for many years. Subpoenas are an important part of the toolbox of… Read more »

Divorce Information

Divorce Information – Do-It-Yourself-Divorce-Kits It is possible to apply for a divorce without a lawyer. The Family Law Courts website at www.familylawcourts.gov.au provides a Do-It-Yourself-Kit, which provides divorce information and sets out the steps required for applying for and obtaining a divorce and the Application for Divorce Form. The Application for Divorce document is quite… Read more »

Relationship breakdown with children (relocation matters)

Relocation is an issue that you may face in your family law matter. Where there are no Court Orders in place, there is no legal reason why a parent cannot relocate with the children.  However, it is important to be aware that the other parent may make an Urgent Application to the Court to try… Read more »

Separating from your partner

Separation is an upsetting and difficult experience.  However, separating from your partner doesn’t need to be characterised by conflict.  You and your former partner may be able to reach agreement about the important issues, which include: the care of children; and how real estate, superannuation, money and other belongings will be divided. The benefits of… Read more »

Better Subpoenas (Part One)

This is the first of two articles in which Suzanna Sheed and Alexander Sheed-Finck of SMR Legal explore the use of better subpoenas in the family law context. This month is part one; an introduction to family law subpoenas. Next month; tips for practitioners issuing subpoenas and some common bodies they may want to consider… Read more »

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