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How to prepare for your first legal meeting

During your first meeting with your lawyer, it’s important that you walk away feeling confident and at ease with the process. Your lawyer is there to help you navigate through this difficult time, and the expert team at Leach Legal have put together several tips to help you get the most out of your initial …

Starting a New Chapter

Starting a New Chapter

The presents are unwrapped, the Christmas tree is put away and you have somehow managed to survive the mayhem of the holiday season. Now, the New Year is upon you and reality sinks in once again. For many people the New Year is a time to reflect on their family and relationships and start a …

Before your reach for your mobile phone

Before You Reach for Your Mobile Phone….

So, you are currently a party in proceedings before the Family Court of Western Australia.  The process has been very emotional and stressful and your relationship with your former partner is very strained.  You are doing your best to ensure the best for your children, but you have some real concerns about the behaviour of …

Recovering from Divorce

Start Your Recovery Now

Relationship breakdowns and divorce are never easy. It’s even more difficult if it was a surprise to you, or if your ex is moving on more quickly than you. The end of a relationship brings mixed emotions, and grief is often involved. It’s important to remember that grief requires recovery. Grieving Yes, you are grieving.  …

Is the Family Court Doomed?

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 …

Family Lawyer considerations

10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Family Lawyer

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 …

Mediation Process through divorce explained

What Does the Mediation Process Involve?

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, …

Interview by the College of Law

In 2012 I completed my Masters of Applied Law (Family Law) through the College of Law, which enabled me to study Family Law at a much deeper level and proved to be a really useful and practical course. Recently I was privileged to be interviewed by the College of Law for their Insights section. Read …

Think before you text, tweet, snap or update your status

In the last month the media have reported that divorce lawyers could “soon” gain access to the web, phone and email use of every person in Australia.  Privacy advocates and others have criticised the possible move to change data retention laws as intrusive. Under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 Australian phone and internet …

What Do I Do When The Law Firms Are Closed?

Christmas and the New Year period are often times of great stress, and often that stress becomes too much and people decide to end their relationships. But what can you do when the law firms are closed over the Christmas/New Year period? If your matter is urgent, the following institutions are available: The Family Court, …

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