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The Impact of a Pandemic on Support Services for Family Law Clients

2 Jul 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal, MST Lawyers A boom in family law proceedings, and domestic violence matters, is anticipated as a result of the lockdown imposed on Australian residents. In a pressure cooker environment couples are spending more time together while under the stress of home schooling, loss of employment and resulting loss of income. For…

Family Law Update | Autumn 2020

27 Mar 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal Coronavirus (COVID-19)  and the Family Court The Family Court is following the advice of the Australian Government to minimise the spread of the virus in the community. If any person has travelled in areas affected by COVID-19 or developed any symptoms of the virus and has a matter before the court,…

Parenting during COVID-19

23 Mar 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal Parenting can be challenging for many reasons. In a situation where parents are separated it can be more difficult than usual and conflicted parents have to attempt to set aside their differences to meet the needs of their children. In this time of uncertainty setting aside differences and minimising conflict is…

Surviving Family Law | Disputes during the COVID-19 pandemic

19 Mar 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal Over the last few days, we have received several updates from the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court on actions taken by those Courts in response to Government recommendations in this COVID-19 pandemic crisis situation. This article provides an overview of the impact COVID-19 is having on the courts, the…