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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 […]

Advice For Your Divorce Application Your Lawyer May Not Have Told You

Advice For Your Divorce Application Your Lawyer May Not Have Told You

By Nicola Jansen | 29 October 2017

Frequently Asked Questions On Divorce As experienced divorce lawyers, we often give our best divorce application advice when talking with our clients face-to-face. Recently we were faced with the question: ‘What are your best pieces of advice for going through a divorce?’ and we realised that often lawyers don’t give their clients all of their […]

Do The Benefits Of A Prenuptial Agreement Outweigh The Risks?

Do The Benefits Of A Prenuptial Agreement Outweigh The Risks?

By Leach Legal | 03 October 2017

In Western Australia, a “prenup” is referred to as a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA). Many couples discuss the option of entering into a prenuptial agreement prior to getting married. One question we often get is whether the mutual benefits of entering into a prenup outweighs the risks associated if you decide to separate. Pros of […]

What Are The Rights Of Grandparents?

What Are The Rights Of Grandparents?

By Leach Legal | 28 August 2017

Sometimes grandparents are stopped from having, or continuing, a relationship with their grandchildren because of a breakdown in their relationship with their own child or the child’s other parent, unfortunately if this occurs the grandparents do not have an automatic right to have a relationship with a grandchild. However, if your child and/or their partner […]