Apr 07 2022

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. [...]

owns an embryo

Mar 16 2022

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 [...]

what is child support

Aug 12 2021

What is child support?

Going through a separation or divorce with a child or children can raise all sorts of questions regarding your financial stability. In order to ensure that your child/ren are well maintained and cared for, you may need to discuss child support with your ex-partner. We explore in what circumstances does child support have to be paid, how you can apply, how it is assessed and the different methods of collection. [...]

rights of stepparents and grandparents

Aug 06 2021

What rights do stepparents / grandparents have?

A child’s relationship with their stepparent or grandparent is something to be cherished as both meaningful and significant. If you are experiencing conflict in your relationship or family unit, you may want to consider what your rights are in relation to spending time with your stepchild or grandchild. The Ramsden Lawyers team explores how the law and Court deal with stepparents and grandparents in relation to parenting. [...]

relocate with my child

Jul 20 2021

What can I do if my ex-partner wants to relocate with my child/ren?

Does your ex-partner want to relocate and take your children with them? We explore how relocation should be handled, how the Courts approach this issue and what you can do if you are concerned your child may be taken overseas without your consent. [...]

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. [...]

family lawyer

Jun 16 2021

When is it ok not to send my child to the other parent’s house?

As a family lawyer team, we are often asked “When is it ok not to send my child to the other parent’s house.” The answer to this is often fairly complex as it will depend on the reason the parent does not wish to send the child to the other parents’ house. This can often be addressed by asking the parent the reason they do not wish to send their child to the other parent’s house. [...]

Virtual Visitation

May 10 2021

Virtual Visitation and Long Distance Parenting

It’s no secret that every family is different. In some circumstances, it is not feasible for parents who are separated to live within the same suburb, state, or even country. This might be because of work, a new relationship, moving closer to extended family. [...]

Parenting Plan

Mar 22 2021

3 Items to Include in a Parenting Plan

A divorce or separation is a difficult time for both partners involved. But you don't worry about yourself as much as you worry about your children. The family life they're accustomed to is about to get uprooted. [...]