Category Archives: Current News

Want to know how much superannuation your ex has?

Have you ever been worried about your former spouse/de facto partner hiding assets? This is a common concern our clients have have following separation. With limited avenues available to discover these assets, it can be a significant issue in many family law matters. That is why the recent introduction of the Visibility of Superannuation Laws […]

WELCOME NAOKO – FAMILY LAWYER NORTH SYDNEY

Naoko Lambert Lawyer Sydney

Welcome Naoko Lambert to O’Loan Family Law.  We’re so pleased to announce this new appointment and look forward to working with Naoko on ‘all things family law’! It always helps to get the low-down on a new staff member and as such, I interviewed Naoko to find out a bit more about her background.  From […]

WHEN PARENTING ORDERS ARE NOT IN YOUR CHILD’S BEST INTEREST

Father and teenage son

I was really pleased to come across a very interesting report today. It was prepared by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (‘ANDROWS‘).  The report is the first of a four-part research project, set up to look at the reasons why a parent might choose to ignore parenting orders made in the Federal Circuit […]

SO YOUR EX DOESN’T AGREE TO VACCINATE …. NOW WHAT?

The availability of vaccines following the Covid-19 pandemic has sparked lots of discussion.  Discussions are being had within separated families where one parent may not agree to vaccinate their kids. Despite high vaccination rates, there is still some hesitancy around vaccines. From 10 January 2022, vaccines have been available for every Australian over the age […]

New Data Out Now on Marriage and Divorce following the COVID-19 Pandemic

On 24 November 2021, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released some really interesting data about marriages and divorces in Australia, taken from data samples during 2020.  So how has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted marriages and divorces in Australia? The Marriage Data In 2020, the number of marriages registered in Australia decreased by 30.6% from 2019. […]

5 things you need to know about the Court merger

In February this year, the Australian Government passed legislation to merge the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia. The new Court known as the ‘Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia’ (FCFC) will officially commence on 1 September 2021.   (There will be two divisions of the FCFC. The Family […]