Help! I can’t pay the mortgage after my separation. What can I do?
Grandparents – do you have rights?
Separation can be very hard if you are the spouse that earns less or no income, and your former spouses wipes their hands of any joint expenses.
So, is there anything you can do about that?
Of course these is, and let me tell you how it works.
The bank of mum and dad - gift or loan?
When parents separate, care arrangements for the children of the relationship or marriage are often negotiated amicably or orders are made with intervention from the Court.
When Orders or agreements are being negotiated by parents after separation, other important people in the child or children’s lives such as their grandparents are often overlooked.
You might have a falling out with your grandchild or grandchildren’s parents and are no longer able to spend time with or communicate with your grandchild/ren. Or god forbid the unthinkable happens and one or both of your grandchild’s parents passes leaving them without one or both of their parents.
I’m scared my co-parent won’t return our child after they spend time together. What can I do?
Despite the recent drop in interest rates, high property prices around the country mean the trend of receiving monies from the “Bank of Mum and Dad” so that their children can become first homeowners is only likely to increase. When that child and their partner separate – the question is then how those monies are considered in a property settlement.
Does my baby's Father need to pay for my pregnancy costs even if we're not together?
Worried your co-parent (let’s call her Sally) won’t return your child (lets call him Jonny) to you after spending time with him? Then fear not! I have some simple advice for you to put your mind at ease.
Signatures of both parents needed to get Passports for Children – Fact or Fiction?
You are having a baby, the dad is not on the scene or refuses to financially assist you with the pregnancy - are they liable to help you out with the costs?
Short answer, yes.
Have you been a victim of an act of violence? Would you like some cash to get back on your feet?
Question: Fact or Fiction – You need the consent of both parents to obtain a passport for your child?
I have been served with an Application for a Protection Order – what are my Options?
Through a Victim Assist Application, you could receive a payment (which can be between $1,000 to $10,000) in recognition that an act of violence has occurred to you, and reimbursement for any out of pocket expenses you have had, such as medical costs, counselling costs, or security upgrades to your house.
Can I Dispute a Child Support Assessment?
Domestic violence and family violence have become a concerning trend when couples separate, and family law disputes are ongoing.
Top 3 Tips for Mediation
I have just been assessed to pay child support to my former spouse but I do not agree with the amount I have been assessed to pay? Can I dispute it?
Spousal Maintenance - Am I liable to pay anything?
A successful mediation means that your family law matter is over quickly, cheaply, and without ongoing fighting, unlike the long, expensive and litigious nature of court. With the right approach, you can give yourself the best chance of getting an agreement and make the most of your mediation, and these are my top tips to do that.
DNA parentage testing – do you have to undertake it? Can you ask for it? What are the consequences?
After you separate the Court can make orders that will require you to continue providing your former partner with financial support so that they can meet their expenses.
This may not seem fair – I mean you are no longer together why the heck should you have to continue paying your former partner money right?
Spousal Maintenance - Am I entitled to anything?
Over the years I have had a number of clients – both the father and the mother – who need DNA parentage testing done. Some people resist it. Others are OK with the process. At the end of the day something needs to be done if there is a question…
Child Support - Commonly Asked Questions
After you separate the Court can make orders that can require your former partner to continue to provide you with financial support so that you can meet your expenses. This is above and beyond child support.
Do I need a Will?
No question is a silly question. And there are 3 questions that you will be asking when you first separate and let’s face it – kids cost money so as a parent you need to know the answers.
KLP Family Law Charity Golf Day - The Round up!
The real question should be what happens when you don’t have a Will. Here are 3 issues that will more than likely happen when people don’t have a Will when they die…
Tips on how to show your children what healthy, well balanced relationships are
What an awesome day for our inaugural KLP Family Law Charity Golf Day - Bubbles & Balls Raising a healthy $2,141 for the North Queensland Women's Legal Service!
What you'll need to know if you've been married less than two years and wanting a divorce
A lot of the clients I see day to day have children. Inevitably they ask me a lot of questions about how their separation will impact on them and what the ‘law’ says they can and cannot do. Lets not focus on the law for a moment look closer at how we can help your children through this separation.
We're spending a day on the green to raise money for a good cause!
Unfortunately marriages do not always work out like planned. So, what happens next when you want a divorce?
Same sex marriage – what does it change?
We at KLP Family Law believe in helping others and raising awareness to causes which are close to us and our clients and this year we are supporting the NQWLS. We are super excited to be hosting the KLP Family Law Annual Charity Golf Day!
Australians have voted yes, and now same sex marriage has been signed into law. Same sex couples will able to be married as soon as 9 January 2018!