Dealing with Difficult People

Strategies for Dealing With Difficult People in Family Law Proceedings


In family law, dealing with difficult personalities is a common challenge. These individuals often exhibit predictable behaviours that, if recognised, can guide our responses. Matthew Shepherd, Special Counsel, shares insights from his presentation at the LegalWise Conference, emphasising strategies to navigate these challenging interactions. One key approach is to refrain from mirroring their confrontational or evasive behaviours. Instead, understanding the underlying emotions—often fear or insecurity—can transform our perspective and response. Read More.

Drug Testing

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


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.


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


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.

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Moving On: Navigating the Breakdown of Your Relationship and Who Gets to Stay in the Family Home


When love takes a detour into separation, navigating the intricate labyrinth of legalities, particularly regarding the former matrimonial home, is a daunting task. Despite the emotional turmoil, the question of 'Who gets to stay in the house?' rears its head, catapulting this issue to the forefront of separation disputes. This article unravels the complexities surrounding the concept of sole occupancy of the former matrimonial home, diving deep into key legal provisions under the Family Law Act 1975. We will explore the factors the court weighs in while deciding on occupancy and scrutinise the profound implications of these legal rulings. Read More.

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Presumption of parentage: you are not the father


Recently, a loving father who lost his 20-year-old son in 2019, discovered a devastating lie after the child’s mother sent him a chain of text messages two years after the child’s death.Throughout the child’s life, the father lived with the child’s mother until he was seven, then shared custody of him and contributed to expenses and paid $400 a week in child support until the child turned 18. Read More.

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. Read More.

Adult adoption

Adult Adoption In NSW


Adoption is not only possible for children and young persons under the age of 18. Adult adoption is available for those persons over the age of 18 years who are interested in being adopted, either by a stepparent or other carer, to formalise your familial relationship. The Ramsden Family Law team explores the laws and regulations around adult adoption and the steps involved in filing an adult adoption application in the Supreme Court of NSW. Read More.

Can My Ex Partner Claim On My Estate When I Die?


Can my ex-partner claim on my estate when I die Read More.

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Who Gets The Embryos After Separation?


Essentially, any agreements made regarding the embryos must have confirmed consent by the parties, both when the agreement is initially made, and renewed after the time of the separation Read More.