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What Triggers a Divorce?

What Triggers a Divorce?

By Leach Legal | 14 June 2018

With almost 33% of all Australian marriages likely to end in divorce and countless more relationships falling by the way side, how do you avoid your relationship breaking down? From our extensive experience there are few key events that seem to result in a spike in divorce rates. A common trend that sparks a family […]

Is the Family Court Doomed?

Is the Family Court Doomed?

By Leach Legal | 08 June 2018

According to a recent announcement by Attorney-General Christian Porter, the Family Court of Australia will be merged with the Federal Circuit to form the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA).   This sweeping change will result in the two Courts being administered out of one Court rather than the two completely separate systems that […]

Super in De-Facto Relationships

Super in De-Facto Relationships

By Leach Legal | 30 May 2018

Superannuation splitting in de-facto relationships has been problematic in Australia’s financial and legal climate for some time. Last year, Catherine Leach, Director of Perth’s largest Family Law firm, discussed with Chanel Nine News the need for the legislation to change. Today, the bill is under review in Federal Parliament, and if this legislation passes, it […]

10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Family Lawyer

10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Family Lawyer

By Leach Legal | 02 May 2018

When facing a divorce, one of the first questions that springs to mind is “how do I find a good lawyer?” Knowing how to choose a divorce lawyer that will provide you with the legal advice you need, at a price you can afford and be the right fit for your situation, isn’t an easy […]

Debunking Divorce Myths

Debunking Divorce Myths

By Leach Legal | 29 March 2018

Divorce has the potential of bringing out the worst in people. How many times have you heard people say, “it was hard enough leaving, now we have to sort the finances, it’s a nightmare”? Although you may start proceedings amicably, it can sometimes quickly descend into a “he said / she said” nightmare. Our goal […]

What Does the Mediation Process Involve?

What Does the Mediation Process Involve?

By Anna Westphal | 14 December 2017

Mediation can be a useful process to resolve family law disputes – even in complex and high conflict cases. At Leach Legal, we often partake in mediations and have a high success rate. The actual mediation process is not set in concrete, as the process is tailored to suit the needs of the parties. However, […]

Why couples wait to split in the new year and what are some factors to consider?

Why couples wait to split in the new year and what are some factors to consider?

By Catherine Leach | 11 December 2017

The “silly season” sees people overindulging in alcohol and festivities. Many families spend more time together within a few weeks than they do over the rest of the year which can cause a strain at the best of time. Combine this with the summer heat and financial stress of Christmas, and a fragile relationship can […]

Now that it’s a YES for same sex marriage equality in Australia what changes?

Now that it’s a YES for same sex marriage equality in Australia what changes?

By Catherine Leach | 09 December 2017

Australia has spoken and it’s a YES for same sex marriage equality! Will this make a difference in the Family Law sector and any other industries? The short answer is not really, unless you happen to work in the wedding industry of course. Most professions have been dealing with heterosexual marriages for decades now, so […]

Binding Financial Agreements – Thorne v Kennedy Decision

Binding Financial Agreements – Thorne v Kennedy Decision

By Damien Bowen | 10 November 2017

A decision on binding financial agreements from the High Court of Australia in the case Thorne v Kennedy was handed down  on 8 November 2017. Concern has been expressed that this “means the end of Binding Financial Agreements – Binding Financial Agreements will no longer be enforced”. This is far from the case. Facts of […]