OSD Questions and Answers

30 August 2023

By Janelle Walsh

Will the Independent children’s Lawyer meet my child?

My ex is poisoning the kids against me and now they are refusing to see me. What can I do?

How do I get a divorce?

What is family therapy?

How does the Family Court deal with inheritance?

Do we still have to go to court if we reach an agreement before the hearing?

My ex keeps dragging me back to Court. What can I do to make it stop?

What do I need to know about Divorce Applications?

What happens if I die without a Will?

What happens if I do not agree with the Single Expert Witness?

What if my property matter is really simple?

What is an executor?

What happens if my ex and I cannot agree on the value of an asset?

What do I need to do to get divorced?

What steps do I need to take before I can start a parenting case?

How long will Court proceedings go for?

What is a grant of probate?

How do I prepare for my first court event?

What will happen at my first court event?

Does the Court deal with child support?

What should people be aware of or consider before they get married or enter into a de facto relationship?

Should I file for divorce?

I co-own a property. Can I leave it to whomever I wish in my Will

What happens if my ex commences court proceedings overseas?

Why do women always get more money in Court?

I’m not happy with my current lawyer- do I have to stay with them?

I want to have an agreement about what happens with our property if we separate. What can the agreement say?

Shortly after our separation, my ex received significant inheritance. Will this be considered as part of our asset pool available for division?

Does my relationship fit the definition of a ‘de facto relationship’?

What is a “living will”?

I am self-represented, and we have just separated. I received a letter from the other party’s solicitor to provide disclosure. What documents are considered relevant to my financial and property case?

We have ‘equal shared parental responsibility’, but I don’t understand why the children spend more time with my ex than with me.

We kept everything separate, do we still have to go halves?

If I die, does my ex automatically get the kids?

Am I able to continue to manage my finances if my Enduring Power of Attorney comes into effect immediately?

Do I need to divide my Superannuation?

How can an Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Power of Guardianship help me plan for my future?

Easter holidays – How do I ensure a stress-free holiday period?

What happens if I divorce or separate and my spouse has my enduring power of attorney?

My ex-partner and I do not agree about care arrangements for our children. Can I go to court?

Will a Family Violence Restraining Order affect my Family Court proceedings?

How can my children tell the Court what they want?

Do I need a prenup?

How can I make my former partner pay school fees?

I have separated – what if I die before we sort things out?

What is “parental responsibility”?

Can I get my spouse’s overseas assets?

What will I get in the divorce?

Can I oppose an Application for Divorce?

Can I bring friends or family to Court?

Can I transfer my assets to my brother to avoid having to give them to my wife? Can I change trust deeds?

If we live together is it automatically 50/50?

How does a parent change their child’s name?

How do I know how much money there is?

Can I get divorced quickly?

My Ex smacks the kids when they’re naughty. What can I do to make it stop?

Do I need the other parent’s agreement to travel with my child?

Can I make decisions about my child if we’ve separated?