Domestic Violence and Cross-Examination in the Family Court

Domestic Violence and Cross-Examination in the Family Court

Recently, the Family Law Act has been amended to provide further protection to victims of domestic violence during cross-examination in Court.
Domestic Violence and Changing your Lease Agreement

Domestic Violence and Changing your Lease Agreement

On 28 February 2019, changes were made to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 in relation to Tenants in circumstances of domestic violence.
Co-Parenting and Communication Apps

Co-Parenting and Communication Apps

Technology is helping co-parenting families to communicate in a more healthy and conflict free way than ever before.
Do I Need to See a Lawyer to Help with an Estate?

Do I Need to See a Lawyer to Help with an Estate?

Being an Executor or Administrator of an Estate can be a confusing or stressful experience, especially when you have just lost someone that you care deeply about. It’s not always necessary to see a Solicitor, but sometimes this is the easiest way forward.
Electrical Inspections for New Home Purchases

Electrical Inspections for New Home Purchases

How do you know if the home you are purchasing has electrical faults?
Surrogacy of Children

Surrogacy of Children

Kim and Kanye have done it, so has Sarah Jessica Parker and Neil Patrick Harris. Surrogacy of children is by no means a new concept, but it is something that has never been considered mainstream in Australia.
PEXA and online Conveyancing & Settlements

PEXA and online Conveyancing & Settlements

Our Conveyancing Team here at Family Focus Legal are all registered members of PEXA (Property Exchange Australia). Pexa was created to provide a national online solution for Conveyancing transactions.
Buying land with the intention to build

Buying land with the intention to build

If you are buying vacant land with the intention of constructing a dwelling, we recommend that a soil test be carried out prior to purchasing the land, provided the vendor does not have a recent report to provide you. 
Do I Need a Pre-Nup?

Do I Need a Pre-Nup?

The majority of couples now reside together prior to marriage. It may be worthwhile thinking about legalities of doing so.
Conveyancing and Land Tax

Conveyancing and Land Tax

Selling or buying a property? Have you been advised about Land Tax?
Selling your house with a pool? Do you know your responsibilities?

Selling your house with a pool? Do you know your responsibilities?

Are you the owner of a residential property in NSW with a swimming pool or spa which is capable of being filled with water to a depth of 30cm or greater?
3 tips for Building a Budget now you are Divorced, Author Clarissa Rayward

3 tips for Building a Budget now you are Divorced, Author Clarissa Rayward

When it comes to divorce, family finances are usually stretched. The resources that were supporting one household will now need to support two and basic maths tells us that this will mean some changes will need to be made.....
The DIY Will Kit: to use or not to use?

The DIY Will Kit: to use or not to use?

One question we are asked a lot is whether you should see a Solicitor to have your Will completed or if you can use a Will Kit you would purchase from a Post Office or online.....
Win the Ultimate Father's Day hamper valued at over $300

Win the Ultimate Father's Day hamper valued at over $300

The hamper includes a family pass to Jamberoo Action Park and tasty treats for: ????????‍♂️Dad, Step Dad, Foster Dad,????????Grandad, Poppy, Pa,????Men waiting to become Dads, & last but And last but not least - ????????The Mums that are Dads too.
5 things to do after Separation

5 things to do after Separation

Separation and the ending of your relationship is one of the hardest and most tolling experiences that you can endure through your life. We're put together a list of 5 things to do after separating from partner.
Do I need to see a lawyer?

Do I need to see a lawyer?

Not all relationship separations meet the stereotype of fire and brimstone endings. Some separations occur where two people simply decide the relationship is no longer working and resolve to go their separate ways.
Grief and Loss. Article by Josephine Byrnes-Luna, from Restore Balance

Grief and Loss. Article by Josephine Byrnes-Luna, from Restore Balance

In our lives we'll all experience grief & loss at some stage, and yet we don't talk about it. We thank Josephine for allowing us to share her recent article on Grief & Loss.
Downloadable Chart - How to nurture a child's mental health.

Downloadable Chart - How to nurture a child's mental health.

Children often hold in how they are feeling during times of grief, separation and major life changes. Here are 21 easy suggestions on how to nurture a child's mental health.
July Competition - Warm up with your chance to Win a Hot Stone Massage

July Competition - Warm up with your chance to Win a Hot Stone Massage

Winter is here with the Macarthur hitting record low temps this week. For many the school holidays are taking their toll and it's time to take 60mins out to warm up and be pampered.
5 things to know about the Collaborative Process

5 things to know about the Collaborative Process

Collaborative professionals maintain their primary duty to represent and advocate on behalf of their client, but their agenda is slightly different in that the issues in dispute become the common problems of everyone at the table.
Mobile Drug Testing - What you need to know.

Mobile Drug Testing - What you need to know.

Did you know that some drugs can stay in your system and can be detected for up to 2 days? The list of drugs being tested at Mobile Drug Testing has increased in order to reduce the impact of people driving under the influence.
New laws in effect from 1 July around Mobile phone detection cameras in NSW

New laws in effect from 1 July around Mobile phone detection cameras in NSW

From 1 July 2018 changes to the law in New South Wales mean drivers caught using their mobile phones by speed cameras, or cameras designed specifically to detect mobile phone use will now receive infringement notices.
A new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia is to be established and be operational from 1 January 2019.

A new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia is to be established and be operational from 1 January 2019.

The new amalgamated court, will help Australian families resolve their disputes faster by improving the efficiency of the existing split family law system, reducing the backlog of matters before the family law courts, driving a more consistent resolution.
5 things to know before your initial appointment with a Family Lawyer.

5 things to know before your initial appointment with a Family Lawyer.

Our clients experience a range of feelings and emotions before their initial appointment. We'd like to put Family Law clients at ease prior to meeting their lawyer for the first time with 5 points that may assist with some of the uncertainty.
Deemed drug supply possession changes in NSW

Deemed drug supply possession changes in NSW

On Monday 30 April 2018 The Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2018 No 4 came into effect with some major changes occurring in relation to drug offences. Which impacts the way in which deemed drug supply charges are dealt within NSW courts.