O’Sullivan Davies Lawyers presents special guest Dr Phil Watts, forensic psychologist and author of ‘How To Find Love And Not A Psycho’, a book based on his studies and extensive professional expertise garnered over 30 years.
Both the federal government and senior members of the courts are committed to finding ways to reduce the costs to litigants of disputes about family property. This article reviews a number of new technologies that could help family law practitioners to reduce the time spent in preparing a case for the purposes of negotiation, mediation or litigation. Adoption of such technologies could thereby reduce legal costs for clients. The article also reviews a new government-funded program, developed under the leadership of the Legal Services Commission of South Australia, to assist people to resolve property disputes using artificial intelligence, without involving lawyers.
O’Sullivan Davies Lawyers held its first professional development seminar since COVID-19 with Chartered Forensic Psychologist, Dr Lorraine Sheridan, who gave a presentation to O’Sullivan Davies staff and other invited family lawyers on stalking.
Where a spouse passes away before property proceedings have concluded, the proceedings can be continued by the legal personal representative of the deceased party. However, there are significant practical implications that need to be considered, which are set out in this article.