Grey Divorce

The Rise of Grey Divorce: Understanding the Complexity of Grey Divorce and its Legal Implications on Older Couples

28.02.24

Our team of dedicated family law specialists brings extensive experience to the table. We understand the nuances of family law cases involving divorce at an older age. We offer comprehensive legal support tailored to your specific situation. Whether you're dealing with property settlement issues. Spousal maintenance or estate planning, we have the expertise to guide you. Read More.

Oversharing on Social Media

The Impact of Oversharing on Social Media in Family Law Proceedings

22.02.24

Family law disputes are emotionally taxing for couples going through the separation process. Some may take to social media to share details and update their friends and family on their separation. However, with the introduction of s114P in the Family Law Act on May 1, 2024, this can become a criminal offence. In this article, Matthew Shepherd, Special Counsel at Ramsden Family Law, discusses the risks of social media in family law cases and offers alternative approaches. Read More.

Supervised Time

Understanding Supervised Time: Safeguarding the Well-being of Children

12.02.24

When a dispute arises over a child’s safety, one of the considerations may be whether a child’s time with the other parent should be supervised to mitigate any risk of harm. Our dedicated team of family law specialists at Ramsden Family Law understands the nuances of these challenging situations. Whether you're dealing with parenting disputes, family violence, or custody battles, we have the experience and expertise to support you. Read More.

Drug Testing

Science, Drug Testing, Substance Abuse and Family Law: Marrying the Science With the Law

25.01.24

Unfortunately, substance abuse is increasingly common in family law and requires the utmost empathy and care especially when navigating children’s welfare. In this article, Accredited Family Law specialist Daniel Rod explores the detection of substances, their health impacts, and the legal viewpoint on substance abuse. Additionally, he addresses the practical considerations when dealing with drug-related issues within family law cases, such as drug testing and the intricate overlap of family law and criminal law. Read More.

Unacceptable Risk in Parenting Matters

Ensuring Child Safety: Unpacking Unacceptable Risks in Parenting Matters

12.09.23

A recent landmark case before the Full Court has clarified our understanding of “unacceptable risk” in parenting matters. Although the concept of “unacceptable risk” is not new, it has been dealt with to differing degrees by the Court. Now, the Full Court has clarified the idea and the approach to determine whether an “unacceptable risk” is present in parenting matters. This article explores the case's background and implications, showcasing the importance of legal expertise. Read More.

Networking

Ramsden Family Law's Sip and Socialise Event: Fostering Connections In The Heart Of Sydney

30.08.23

In today's digitally driven age, Ramsden Family Law reaffirms the unmatched power of face-to-face interactions, especially in family law. Hosting the 'Sip and Socialise' event in Sydney, the evening was a confluence of family law experts from Sydney, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast. Beyond networking, the event illuminated the evolving landscape of family law, emphasising the importance of genuine personal ties in delivering comprehensive legal counsel. Dive into this article to understand the transformative phase of family law and how Ramsden Lawyers stands at its forefront. Read More.

Superannuation

Superannuation In Family Law Matters

17.08.23

As relationships evolve, asset division can become intricate, particularly when superannuation enters the picture. This element holds significant weight within family law property arrangements, subject to 'superannuation splitting.' Converting it into cash requires meeting specific eligibility criteria, frequently linked to retirement age or challenging circumstances. Adding to the complexity, self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) further complicate matters. In this article, we provide expert guidance through the realm of superannuation splitting, ensuring equity within the intricate landscape of family law. Read More.

Spousal Maintenance

What Is Spousal Maintenance?

04.07.23

Are you facing the financial challenges of separation or divorce? Spousal maintenance, also known as alimony to some, can provide crucial support for individuals who are not the primary earners in a relationship. Ramsden Family Lawyers understands the complexities of spousal maintenance and its impact on your daily expenses. Before resorting to court proceedings, seeking an amicable agreement with your ex-partner is always advisable. In this comprehensive article, we explore the eligibility criteria, application process, considerations of the court, time limits, and duration of spousal maintenance. Read More.

DIVORCE IN AUSTRALIA

Divorce Decoded: Divorce in Australia

19.06.23

Unravelling the complexities of divorce can be daunting, especially as the Australian legal system works quite differently from other jurisdictions and from how we understand divorce to work in popular culture. While divorce in Australia strictly refers to the legal termination of a marriage, many people often use the term to encompass broader family law matters such as property and parenting disputes. In this article, we will dive into the intricacies of divorce in Australia, shedding light on the step-by-step process of obtaining a divorce order and explaining what is not involved in the process. Read More.