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New Child Custody Law

Navigating the New Pathway for Parenting Matters: Understanding the Family Law Amendment The law relating to how courts order parenting arrangements is about to undergo a major overhaul when on 6th of May 2024, a new legislated bill becomes law. At Rowan Skinner &...

Shared Care Arrangements in Family Law Parenting Disputes

Is there a difference between 5 nights in a fortnight and 7 nights in a fortnight for child parenting arrangements?  Rowan Skinner & Associates Lawyers are Family Law accredited specialist who specialize in high conflict parenting disputes in the Federal Circuit...

Spousal Maintenance Applications in Australia

We are Accredited Family Law specialists and Melbourne property lawyers. In this Federal Circuit and Family Law case we look at a case which involved a spousal maintenance application by the wife and how a Judge treated the wife’s expenses. It provides some...

How Much Does a Family Lawyer Cost?

Before you engage a family lawyer, you may be wondering how much does a family lawyer cost? or “How much can a lawyer cost in general?” The answer is, it will depend on a number of factors, for example; whether your matter ends up in the family law court; The...

Spousal Maintenance Australia Calculator

How Spousal Maintenance Payments Are Worked Out: The Spousal Maintenance Calculator Under the Family Law Act (1975), the Court has, among other things, the power to order periodic payments and the transfer of property to one’s ex-partner for the purpose of...

Setting Aside Family Court Orders

Some parties will feel after they have agreed on family court orders that the order was unjust and will sometimes ask for the court to set aside the order. There are only limited range of options and circumstances that permit this to happen. If you have entered a...

The Impact of Social Media on Family Law

As social media has become embedded in our daily lives, it has had a transformational impact on the way we communicate and interact with each other. As a family lawyer whose career spans over 35 years, I am well aware of the significant impact that social media has...

LGBTQIA+ Family Lawyer

As a family law firm, we provide comprehensive and compassionate legal services to everyone in our community, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+. We believe that everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that the law should support and protect all...

Can I stop my partner seeing our child?

Where your partner’s abuse poses an unacceptable risk to the safety and welfare of the child and impact to the your parenting capacity, the court will make orders that the child is to spend no time with the abusive parent. If you would like to know more about the...

My Partner Views Porn. Is it a Parenting Problem?

Do Parents Who View Porn Present As a Risk to Their Children? Does your partner view porn? The online world has increasingly contributed to relationship problems and breakdowns. In child custody disputes the issue of a parent’s internet use is also becoming a growing...