Entries by Shannon Daykin

How are pets divided in a separation?

What about the fur babies? Relationship breakdowns are one of the hardest things any person can go through.  We know that this can be even more challenging when there are children involved.  But little focus is often given to the family’s animals and where they fit in from the outset.  For many, “fur babies”/the family’s […]

What rights do Grandparents have?

In modern society, families are increasingly reliant on the significant care and support that grandparents provide to their grandchildren to allow parents to work and provide for their own family.  While it’s hoped that a separation will not affect grandparent’s relationships with their grandchildren, this is quite often not the case. Have you been stopped […]

Clearing away the looming clouds of uncertainty: Finalising your past to secure your future

When a couple separates, it can be all too tempting to just make a quick and informal agreement about property to move forward as early as possible, away from the anguish surrounding the relationship breakdown. What many people don’t know is that informal agreements dividing assets are not necessarily enforceable.  When there is no enforceable […]

Mapping your path after separation

Whether it has been your decision or the decision made by your partner, the road stretches out at the time of separation and forks off in several directions. Emotions can run at an all-time high and this can sometimes cloud those first crucial decisions that are made.  In more severe cases, people make decisions which […]

The other parent is breaching parenting orders, what are my options?

Obtaining final parenting Orders is often at the end of a long process for many people which can be emotionally and financially draining.  When the other parent starts breaching those Orders, it can be a huge source of further frustration, worry and headache. When parenting orders are made by the Court, whether by consent or […]

How to stay above water with family law costs

There are far better things in life to put your hard earned money towards than unnecessarily high legal costs.  We have had too many clients who have been up the river and back with high legal fees that have gotten them virtually nowhere but disenchanted with the legal process and family law in general. We […]

Financial help from your ex-spouse or partner after your separation

Here in south-east Queensland, actor Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard have been in the news for a number of reasons.  Firstly, for the couple’s reported failure to declare their two dogs Pistol and Boo to Australian immigration authorities when they arrived at the Gold Coast and, more recently, following the breakdown of their […]