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Shared custody and permission for overseas trips – 7 questions you must ask

Shared custody and permission for overseas trips – 7 questions you must ask

By Leach Legal | 10 July 2018

Many parents look forward to taking their children on holidays and overseas trips to create memories to last a lifetime. But what happens if you are separated or divorced? You may find you have difficulty packing up and taking your children on holiday – especially if the situation with your ex-partner is acrimonious. At our […]

De Facto Relationships: How to Handle a Tough Situation

De Facto Relationships: How to Handle a Tough Situation

By Leach Legal | 10 July 2018

De facto couples have almost all the same rights as married couples. The Family Court Act recognises the existence of a de facto relationship whether the partners are heterosexual or same-sex, or even if one or both of them are legally married to someone else. In Western Australia, de facto couples are presently unable to […]

How to Choose a Family Lawyer for your Child Custody Matter

How to Choose a Family Lawyer for your Child Custody Matter

By Leach Legal | 10 July 2018

Relationship breakdowns are challenging – even more so when children are involved. No matter your personal opinion on how or why your relationship ended, keeping your children’s best interests at heart should be at the forefront of every decision you make. Don’t rush out and engage the first Family Lawyer in Perth you see. We […]

What is the Difference Between an Annulment and a Divorce?

What is the Difference Between an Annulment and a Divorce?

By Leach Legal | 27 June 2018

Here at Leach Legal we help our clients with a range of legal matters relating to family law. We are frequently asked to explain the difference between a divorce and an annulment. Divorce and annulments are two different legal decrees spouses may seek once they have decided to end their marriage. These two legal decrees […]

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, […]

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 […]