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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

owns an embryo

May 31 2021

Who owns an embryo?

Deciding who owns embryos in the event of separation and the need to reach an agreement now to avoid conflict and uncertainty. [...]

Prenuptial Agreements

May 10 2021

The Basics of Prenuptial Agreements

We explore the scope of what a prenuptial agreement - a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA), is an agreement between couples made before a marriage or de facto relationship. [...]

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. [...]

Signs Of Financial Abuse

May 10 2021

Signs Of Financial Abuse Or Control

Financial abuse/control is often described as a “hidden” form of domestic violence that not many people know about. The Sydney Family Lawyers explore what to do if you suspect you or someone you love is a victim of financial abuse. [...]

Family Violence and Abuse

May 10 2021

Family Violence and Abuse

As of 7 July 2012, the new section 60CC(2A) of the Family Law Act came into effect regarding family violence and abuse. The new section requires a court to priorities 'the need to protect the child from physical or psychological harm from being subject to, or exposed to, abuse, neglect or family violence'. [...]