Child Support and School Fees

Child Support and Private School Fees


When separating from a partner and children are involved it can be a daunting task to navigate child support including understanding the allocation of school fees and associated expenses. This can become especially intricate when one party possesses greater financial resources and might utilise this as leverage in negotiations. Within this article, Partner Reece Ramsden emphasises the importance of seeking legal guidance promptly. Read More.

Supervised Time

Understanding Supervised Time: Safeguarding the Well-being of Children


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.

parenting orders

Navigating Parenting Orders During the Festive Season: A Guide For Parents Under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)


While the holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time spent with loved ones, parents dealing with family law matters may face extra difficulties during the Christmas period. It's important to understand your responsibilities outlined in parenting orders according to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) during this time. This helps to create a happy and peaceful experience for you and, most importantly, for your children over the holidays. Read More.

Unacceptable Risk in Parenting Matters

Ensuring Child Safety: Unpacking Unacceptable Risks in Parenting Matters


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.

Spousal Maintenance

What Is Spousal Maintenance?


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.

family law reforms

Ramsden Family Lawyers Weigh In On The Pros and Cons Of Proposed Family Law Reforms


The Albanese government's proposed changes to the Family Law Act seek to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children in custody disputes. However, the announcement has sparked a heated debate among legal professionals and experts, with some expressing concern over the potential impact of the reforms. As a leading law firm specialising in family law matters, the team at Ramsden Family Law have carefully examined the proposed legislative reforms to the Family Law Act. Our legal experts have evaluated the proposed changes, potential pros and cons and provided an analysis of their implications. Read More.

LGBT Family Laws

Current LGBT Family Laws In NSW - What Are They?


New South Wales has been the forepart of LGBT rights in Australia, with significant progress made over recent years in recognising and protecting the rights of LGBT families. This progress has been driven by the tireless efforts of various advocacy groups and individuals who have lobbied for legislative reforms to ensure equality and fairness for all. However, despite this progress, the LGBT community in NSW still faces discrimination and inequality in various forms. Read More.

ICL in Family Law Proceedings

What Is The Role Of An ICL In Family Law Proceedings?


Independent Children's Lawyers (ICLs) are appointed by the Family Court and specialise in representing children who face challenges during parental separation. Private Lawyers are taking on ICL responsibilities understand that their compensation does not correlate with the extensive work required. Nonetheless, they proceed with their duties, aiming to propose solutions to the Court that can positively impact the children involved. Reece Ramsden, Partner and Director, sheds light on the crucial yet inadequately funded nature of this role. Read More.

presumption of parentage

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.