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Binding Financial Agreements | How does Australia stack up to the United Kingdom and the United States of America?
29 Jun 2021

Ben Majoe, Special Counsel and Jordan Schweitzer, Lawyer in our Family Law team, provide an insight into Binding Financial Agreements and how they differ from our common law […]

Is someone formerly in a de facto relationship entitled to make a Family Law claim?
17 Mar 2021

HHG Legal Group’s Family and De Facto Law Senior Associate, Dianne Caruso, explains whether someone who was formerly in a de facto relationship is entitled to make a Family […]

5-day Lockdown Directive and care arrangements
4 Feb 2021

Claire Harrison, Associate in our Family & De facto law team, provides an important update for separated families that have care arrangements in place. On Sunday, 31 January […]

Common (and new) offences of domestic violence
24 Dec 2020

Our Criminal Law team’s  Naomi Sherrington and Fintan Roberts explore the new legislation relating to persistent family violence and the penalties that now can apply to those charged with […]

Same-sex Divorce Applications
1 Dec 2020

Dianne Caruso, Senior Associate in our Family team has provided an update regarding Same-sex Divorce Applications. Divorce applications for same-sex couples Last week, the Family Court of WA […]

Yours, mine or ours? : An introduction to property settlements in the Family Court
3 Aug 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family & De Facto Law team’s Senior Associate Dianne Caruso provides a useful introduction for recently-separated partners to the Family Court’s property settlement process.  WHAT […]

Separation and parenting orders: The benefits of pre-court mediation
24 Jul 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family & De Facto Law team’s Senior Associate Dianne Caruso provides some great tips for recently-separated partners in regards to care arrangements and the benefits […]

Case Study: Can the Child Support Agency stop you from travelling if you fail to pay child support?
13 Jul 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family & De Facto law team’s Managing Associate, Dr Steve Cohen and Associate Biljana Radulovic provide an insightful case study involving the Child Support Agency […]

Negative Equity and Legal Proceedings
15 Jun 2020

A collaboration between HHG Legal Group’s Family & De Facto, Property and Wills & Estate Planning teams, Matthew Lilly, Sue Holgate and Lucy Ferreira explores the prevalence of […]

Ensuring BFAs signed are compliant with social distancing requirements and are still binding
14 May 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family Law Special Counsel, Ben Majoe and Executive Chairman Simon Creek provide clarity in relation to current binding financial arrangements and the coronavirus pandemic.  While […]

Mother’s Day 2020: What you need to know if you are visiting an aged care facility
7 May 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Executive Chairman, Simon Creek and Lawyer, Rachel Pocock provide an overview of the visitation directives for aged care facilities this Mother’s Day.  On the 16th […]

How do the latest COVID-19 restrictions affect split families?
9 Apr 2020

Are you a part of a split family and concerned about a co-parent using the latest restrictions as an excuse to lapse in their responsibilities? Executive Chairman, Simon […]

WA Regional Travel Restrictions and Parenting Orders
6 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family & De Facto Law team’s Claire Harrison provides clarity around the regionals and intrastate travel bans and parental orders and arrangements. [First published 30 […]

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Binding Financial Agreements
31 Mar 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family Law Special Counsel, Ben Majoe and Executive Chairman Simon Creek provide clarity in relation to current binding financial arrangements and the coronavirus pandemic.  A […]

De facto relationship – Are you eligible to make a claim?
16 Jan 2020

Our Senior Associate, Dianne Caruso discusses eligibility when making a family law claim in a de facto relationship. If you are in a de facto relationship and are […]

Can you inspect your partner’s former spouse’s court file?
24 Nov 2020

HHG’s Family Lawyer and Independent Children’s Lawyers, Steve Cohen and Dianne Caruso discuss the eligibility of inspecting a partner’s former spouse’s court file. In the decision of Naysmith […]

Family Law Insights: You don’t need to go to court
2 Jan 2020

Family Law Insights by Simon Creek, Executive Chairman “The topic of divorce kicked the year off with a ‘bang’ with this morning’s commentary by David Curl in The […]

HHG’s Dianne Caruso approved as Independent Children’s Lawyer
17 Oct 2019

HHG is very proud to announce the recent appointment of our Senior Associate, Dianne Caruso, to the panel of Independent Children’s Lawyers. “I am very proud and excited […]

What you need to know about Child Support assessments
3 Sep 2019

HHG’s Stewart Kattowitz and Steve Cohen from the Family Law team provide some clarity around Child Support assessments in the following article. When couples separate, they can choose […]

De-facto Domestic Bliss and Family Law
12 Aug 2019

HHG’s Dr Steve Cohen, Managing Associate and Rachel Pocock, Lawyer from the Family Law team provide some clarity around separation from a de facto relationship.    So, what […]

The wait is over for Australia’s whistleblower reform.
7 Jul 2019

Blair Campbell, Senior Associate and Murray Thornhill, Director and Notary Public from the Commercial Litigation Team update individuals and employers on the latest announcements.   With the recent […]

HHG is proud to announce our internal promotions
4 Jul 2019

HHG Legal Group is proud to announce the internal promotion of three of our rising stars to Associate. Congratulations to Gina Nofal, Patrick Beilby and Biljana Radulović working […]

Family Violence On Property Settlement Proceedings
26 Jun 2019

How family violence impacts on property settlement proceedings Written by Dianne Caruso, Senior Associate and Simon Creek, Managing Director and Special Counsel, Family Law The recent Full Court […]

Separating From Your Partner
4 Jun 2019

What you need to know before separating from your partner Written by Dianne Caruso, Senior Associate and Simon Creek, Managing Director and Special Counsel, Family Law Key considerations early on. […]

How can the Family court Impact a Child’s Schooling?
30 Apr 2019

Can it be said that gone are the days of unspoken understandings, implied consent, assumptions, and acquiescence about the decisions impacting a child’s care, welfare, and development? Not […]

Easter for Separated Parents
16 Apr 2019

Written by Rachel Pocock (Solicitor) and Simon Creek (Managing Director & Special Counsel) With Easter School Holidays fast approaching, we have created a guide for separated parents seeking […]

Impact Of Death On Your Family Law Property Proceedings
4 Apr 2019

What impact does death have on your family law property proceedings? Written by Eliza Fitzgerald, Solicitor, Family Law Nowadays, couples are often separating later in their lives, and […]

High Court To Consider Sperm Donor A ‘Parent’
Event Date: 1919-03-14

High Court set to decide if a sperm donor should be considered a ‘parent’ Managing Director and Special Counsel, Simon Creek, joins Channel 9’s Tracey Vo to discuss […]

Transfer duty changes on the horizon
5 Mar 2019

Written by Janene Bon, Tax, Business and Estate Planning There are two Bills before this State’s Legislative Assembly which will have significant implications for the taxation of transactions […]

How teachers can help children through a divorce
28 Feb 2019

Written by Steve Cohen, Associate, Family Law In recent years, the national divorce rate has risen; this has had major implications for schools and teachers – an important […]

Is a parent actually a ‘parent’?
21 Feb 2019

Written by Eliza Fitzgerald, Lawyer, Family Law The High Court is set to deliberate on parental role of a sperm donor In recent times, an increasing number of […]

Talk On Family Law Amendment
14 Jan 2019

Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Written by Eliza Fitzgerald, Solicitor, Family Law The Federal Parliament recently passed the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and […]

Legislative Amendments To Protect Family Violence
21 Dec 2018

The Federal Parliament recently passed the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 which effectively prohibits family violence perpetrators from being able to directly […]

Keeping Your Fur-Baby When Divorced
15 Nov 2018

It’s safe to say pets are a very welcome addition to most Australian families and many consider the family pet to be a member of the family. As […]

Gambling and Divorce
8 Nov 2018

Melbourne Cup, the race that stops the nation, is the day when many Australians have a flurry. What many of us may not realise, is that there are […]

One of Western Australia’s largest family law teams
4 Oct 2018

HHG Legal Group’s family law team continues to win recognition for service levels, value and results. 

WA’s Response to Increasing Family Violence
2 Oct 2018

It has been reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that in 2017, Western Australia was the only state where over 60% of the assaults that occurred were […]

Cheaper, Faster Results in Family Law Overhaul
5 Jun 2018

Interesting times are afoot for those that are affected by, or work within, the family law system. The Federal Attorney General, Christian Porter, recently launched details of a […]

Twelve-year old boy borrows family credit card to fly self to Bali
29 Apr 2018

Twelve-year old boy borrows family credit card to fly self to Bali Join HHG Legal Group Managing Director, Simon Creek, and Radio Presenter, Oliver Peterson, as they discuss recent […]

Q&A Before Tying The Knot (part one)
5 Apr 2018

Getting married later in life: questions to ask before tying the knot (part one) Join HHG Legal Group Managing Director, Simon Creek, and Radio Presenter, Oliver Peterson, as they […]

Legal Risks And Rewards In Marriage
5 Apr 2018

Older West Australians getting married; what are the risks and rewards legally? More West Australians are getting married later in life – but for those over 50, tying […]

Post Valentine’s Day blues for married couples
15 Feb 2018

It’s a special day for most, teeming with flowers, chocolate treats and heart-shaped trinkets… But for failing couples, Valentine’s Day looms like a dark cloud, serving as a […]

Same-sex couples and parentage
30 Jan 2018

The question of parentage has become unprecedentedly topical in recent times, with current marriage equality laws drawing attention to the prevalence of same-sex couples in our community who […]

Holidays, Separation and Family Court Proceedings
5 Dec 2017

What’s wrong with taking your children on a quick Bali holiday in the summer holiday break? The children have lived with you since separation and save for your […]

Wills and Living in a de facto relationship
24 Nov 2017

In disputed estate matters, the Court is required to cast judgment on your relationship – from how you manage household bills through to your Facebook relationship status and […]

If you like it…put a prenup on it, or should you?
10 Nov 2017

Pre nuptial agreements were first made famous in the early two thousands by celebrities like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and the Kardashians. Famously, it was rumoured that Brad […]

Put this on the top of your Christmas list
2 Nov 2017

Everywhere we look Christmas decorations are appearing in shopping centres which serve as a timely reminder that the Christmas holidays are almost upon us. In fact, Christmas is […]

Did you know the Family Court recently ruled a WA couple’s 25-year marriage ‘invalid’?
2 Nov 2017

Did you know the Family Court recently ruled a WA couple’s 25-year marriage ‘invalid’? Hear what HHG Associates, Nicole Young & Hayley Ellison, had to say about it […]

FIFO and Family Pressures, Could You Be At Risk?
12 Oct 2017

We’ve all heard of the pressures that can come with the FIFO life. But now there are disturbing claims that those pressures could be contributing to cases of […]

Restraining Order Compromise
20 Sep 2017

In July this year a new type of restraining order called a Family Violence Restraining Order (FVRO) was created. Overall the new FVROs seem easier for applicants to […]

The pros and cons of an online family law dispute resolution system
13 Sep 2017

In today’s modern era, technology is advancing exponentially, from internet banking, to online grocery shopping, almost anything can be done online from the comfort of your own home.  […]

Time Limitations for Property Settlement Proceedings
28 Aug 2017

In this series we will discuss the fundamental basics of Family Law, providing information and guidance that may answer questions you have throughout the Family Law process. This […]

Family Law Basics Series: Legal Capacity and Family Law
15 Aug 2017

In this series we will discuss the fundamental basics of Family Law, providing information and guidance that may answer questions you have throughout the Family Law process. This […]

Marriage, Divorce and Estate Planning
10 Aug 2017

Following the commencement or breakdown of a marriage, many people re-evaluate who should benefit from their estate in the event of their death. For this reason, it is […]

Smacking children and Family Law – What is okay and what is not?
6 Aug 2017

Smacking children and Family Law – What is okay and what is not?   It’s safe to say the landmark decision in the “Smacking Grandparents Case” has received […]

Family Law Basics Series: What is a case guardian?
1 Aug 2017

In this series we will discuss the fundamental basics of Family Law, providing information and guidance that may answer questions you have throughout the Family Law process. This […]

FAQs: Binding Financial Agreements
17 Jul 2017

Simon Creek, Managing Director and Head of Family answers some of the most frequently asked questions around financial agreements. What is a Binding Financial Agreement?  It is a […]

The Role Of The Single Expert Witness In Financial Matters
14 Jul 2017

Family Law Basics Series: What is a Single Expert Witness’ Role in Financial Matters? In this series we will discuss the fundamental basics of Family Law, providing information and […]

How do I apply for divorce?
26 Jun 2017

In this series we will discuss the fundamental basics of Family Law, providing information and guidance that may answer questions you have throughout the Family Law process. This week […]

Is your overseas marriage recognised in Australia?
19 Jun 2017

If I was married outside of Australia is my marriage recognised in Australia? Leading on from our previous article “Married Twice to the Same Person – Subsequent Ceremonies […]

Family Law Basics Series: What is a Subpoena?
13 Jun 2017

In this series we will discuss the fundamental basics of Family Law, providing information and guidance that may answer questions you have throughout the Family Law process. This week […]

Unintended Consequences To Marrying Someone Twice
6 Jun 2017

Married Twice to the Same Person? Subsequent Ceremonies with unintended consequences We all have friends who have had a destination wedding then returned home for a second ceremony, […]

Family Law Basics Series
29 May 2017

In this series we will discuss the fundamental basics of Family Law, providing information and guidance that may answer questions you have throughout the Family Law process. this week […]

The Impact of Children’s Wishes
29 May 2017

The Impact of Children’s Wishes in determining parenting arrangements   The High Court of Australia has affirmed the Family Court’s wide discretion in the recent decision of Bondelmonte […]

Pre-action Procedures – What You Need To Do Before You File
15 May 2017

In this series we will discuss the fundamental basics of Family Law, providing information and guidance that may answer questions you have throughout the Family Law process. This week […]

What is a Single Expert Witness in Children’s Matters?
8 May 2017

In this series we will discuss the fundamental basics of Family Law, providing information and guidance that may answer questions you have throughout the Family Law process. This week […]

Benefits Of Family Law Services
1 May 2017

Family Law Basics Series: What are the benefits of engaging the services of a family lawyer? In this series we will discuss the fundamental basics of Family Law, providing […]

When Family Court Orders Are Breached
19 Apr 2017

What happens if someone breaches Family Court Orders? Breaching an Order, whether it is in relation to parenting or financial matters, made by the Family Court of Western […]

Why Quick Settlements Can Be Vital
28 Nov 2016

POST SEPARATION FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: WHY QUICK SETTLEMENTS CAN BE VITAL Nov 28, 2016 When a relationship breaks down, even in circumstances where parties are amicable and able to […]

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