entitled to in a divorce

Jun 24 2022

Joint Divorce vs Sole Divorce Applications – Which Option Would Work Best For Me?

Making a divorce application in Australia is, generally speaking, a straightforward process and in comparison to some other jurisdictions, it is a quick process. Many ex-spouses will make a joint decision to make an application, in the spirit of cooperation and ensuring the process is as smooth as possible for all parties involved, including any children of the marriage. [...]

May 23 2022

How does the Court deal with parenting disputes about vaccinating children with the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccination is a significant area of contention in the current climate of the pandemic. Decisions regarding the vaccination of your child may be affected by parenting disputes and discrepancies in opinion surrounding the COVI-19 vaccine. The Court will often align their decision with current public policy and health advice and the expert opinion of medical professionals. At this point in time, the current public health regime and opinion of medical professionals supports the vaccination of your child and considers it to be in their best interests. [...]

May 13 2022

Welcome Daniel Rod

Ramsden Family Law is excited to welcome accomplished Family Lawyer, Daniel Rod, to the team. Daniel brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to the Ramsden Family Law team and to his position as Senior Associate. [...]

Apr 28 2022

Drug Testing in Family Law Matters

Drug testing may be a necessary process in your family law matter where one party has an allegation of drug use against them. The court may order a hair follicle test, urine analysis, or blood test, to obtain results of a drug test, depending on the circumstances of the matter. It is essential to determine the existence and extremity of any drug use present in a parenting matter to ensure the best interests of the child are not undermined. A positive drug test result will likely affect a parent’s time with the child. This includes recreational drug use, which is less severe than drug use due to dependency but is still taken into account. [...]

matthew shepherd

Sep 29 2021

Welcome Matthew Shepherd

The Ramsden Family Law team are excited to have welcomed the established Matthew Shepherd to the firm. Matthew joins our growing Sydney team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and skills to his position as Special Counsel. [...]

Same-sex Parents who Separate

Sep 28 2021

Same-sex Parents Who Separate: Who gets the Children

Earlier this year, Partner Reece Ramsden and Associate Sophie Goossens were invited to shed light on the prominent topic ‘Same-sex Parents who Separate: Who gets the children', with the notable BenchTV. [...]

inheritance and property settlements

Sep 22 2021

Will an inheritance impact my property settlement?

If you have received an inheritance or expect to receive one shortly and you are in the middle of a separation, can your inheritance form part of the divisible asset pool? The Ramsden Lawyers team explores the various considerations that go into determining whether an inheritance will form part of the asset pool. [...]

family court merge

Sep 01 2021

Introducing the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

In February 2021, new legislation was introduced to merge the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court. As of 1 September 2021, the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFC) is in operation. This article discusses the key points and main takeaways of this change. [...]

can i be forced to immunise my child

Jul 08 2021

Can I be forced to immunise my child?

The current COVID-19 vaccine rollout has stirred up a lot of commentary regarding immunisation, the question being “to vaccinate or not to vaccinate”? This question can become an issue with parents who have separated and don’t share the same views on immunising their child/ren. We explore how this conflict is dealt with by the Courts. [...]

Partner of the Year

Jun 29 2021

Partner of the Year Awards 2021

Family Law Partner, Reece Ramsden, has been nominated as a finalist at the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2021. To further, Ramsden Lawyers are finalists for Law Firm of the Year, and Regional/Suburban Law Firm of the Year. [...]