Child Related Proceedings in the Family Court of WA

What is a parenting or children’s case? Parenting cases, or child related proceedings are matters where people seek the help of the Court to resolve a dispute about their rights and obligations towards children. The other party will not let me see the children or restricts the time I spend...

Consider The Children

At all stages during the Family Court proceedings, you will need to keep in mind the impact that the separation may have on the children. You should consider the need to protect and safeguard the interests of children;the importance of a continuing relationship between children and both parents, and the...

Family Court Procedures And Milestones

1st Court Event: The Procedural Hearing: When you or the other party file an application in the Family Court of WA, you are generally allocated a Procedural Hearing. If your case also involves children’s matters, the procedural hearing will occur after your Case Assessment Conference. If you have applied for...

Division Of Property In The Family Court

FAQ After separation if you and your spouse or partner are unable to agree on how to divided the assets of the marriage or relationship you may need to make an application to the Family Court of Western Australia. How does the Court divide assets of the relationship/marriage? In determining...

Family Law Legal Terms And Terminology

Address for service – the address given by a party where court documents can be served on them by hand, post or certain circumstances, by fax or email. Adjourn – defer or postpone a court event to another day. Affidavit – a written statement by a party or witness. It...

What Time Limits Apply In Family Law Matters?

Property Settlement and Spousal Maintenance (De Facto Couples) – The limitation period for filing an application for property settlement or maintenance arising from a de facto relationship is two (2) years from the date of separation. Divorce – There is no time limit by which an Application for Divorce must...

What Is Divorce?

Divorce is the dissolution of a marriage after the marriage has broken down. In Australia there is a no fault divorce. The only requirement for a divorce is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down AND the parties have been separated for at least 12 months prior to the divorce...