In Australia, 25.64 million people use social media, that’s 80% of 16 to 64 year olds. The Australian average is that people spend close to two hours on social media every single day (1:46 hours) and have 7.2 social media accounts. The biggest social media platform by far is Facebook, that has 87% of social media users.
Our Andrew Davies has been awarded “Family Disputes Lawyer of the Year” in the 2021 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.
Pursuant to the Public Health Act 2016, directions were issued on 31 January 2022 which will affect all practitioners and support staff attending at the Family Court of Western Australia and other courts and tribunals in WA from 5 February 2022.
If you are married, despite common misconceptions, you do not have to wait until you divorce to commence property proceedings if you have finally separated from your significant other. Similarly, if you are in a de facto relationship and you separate, there is no minimum time you do not have to wait to sort matters out.
The Australian family law system has been criticised by the media, politicians, the wider community and unsurprisingly, the litigants who have had the unfortunate experience of being exposed to it for many years. The legal profession has also at times been critical of the lack of resources allocated to the system which has led to an inadequate amount of judicial officers and caused significant delay for litigants.
The High Court of Australia today handed down an important decision on the issue of apprehension of judicial bias.
Guests at O’Sullivan Davies Presents on Thursday evening were rewarded with an insight into cutting-edge science in genetic screening and sequencing developed at the Harry Perkins Institute in Western Australia.
The purpose of these directions is to require all persons in the affected area to stay at home during the stay at home period other than for one or more of the reasons specified in these directions, to close certain places and to prohibit certain gatherings and activities in order to prevent, control or abate the risks associated with the emergency presented by the pandemic caused by COVID-19, and to otherwise limit the spread of COVID-19.
O’Sullivan Davies Family Lawyers is proud to announce three promotions, two new recruits and the firm’s coming of age.
It’s not just ‘parents’ who can have parenting orders made: the Court can make orders on the application of either or both the child’s parents, the child, a grandparent of the child, or any other person concerned with the care, welfare or development of the child (section 69C, Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)).