Family Law

Coercive Control

Recognising and Criminalising Coercive Control Behaviours


The recent, heightened media focus on domestic violence highlights the need for the community to take a more proactive approach to identifying domestic violence behaviours and criminalising coercive control. Read More.

property settlement claim

UK’s Largest Property Settlement Claim


UK’s largest property settlement claim, the property pool and the homemaker’s entitlement Read More.

IVF in Australia

Your Legal Guide to IVF in Australia


We explore the laws governing IVF in Australia, your rights and the implications for your children. Read More.


The Court’s Priority to Small Property Settlements


The Federal Circuit Court of Australia prioritises small property settlement claims by introducing a swift and cost effective Court process - PPP500 List. Read More.

lottery winnings and property settlements

Lottery Winnings and Property Settlements: Who gets what?


Have you or your partner won the lotto and have since commenced separation or divorce? Not quite sure how your winnings will be divided in a property settlement? The Ramsden Lawyers team explores how lottery winnings are dealt with in a property settlement to give you a better understanding about what to expect. Read More.

Child's best interests

Family Law and the child’s best interests


Anyone who has dealt with parenting matters will have heard the phrase “best interests of the children” before. But what does it actually mean? And how does the Family Court determine what is in a child’s best interests? Read More.

Expert family report

A Guide to Expert Family Reports


Are you currently undergoing a separation or divorce? If so, chances are you may need to participate in an expert family report. Not entirely sure what this involves? The Ramsden Lawyers team explores what an expert family report is and how it is a key consideration in arriving at the best possible arrangements for your child/ren. Read More.

Private AVO

Private AVOs and how to get one


Apprehended Violence Orders are all too common in Australian society. The Ramsden Lawyers team explores the different kinds of orders and how to get them. Read More.

Domestic Violence

Responding to a Domestic Violence Application


If you are the respondent named on a domestic violence application it is essential that you are aware of the legal implications of how you choose to respond. Read More.

Pet Custody

Pet Custody in small claims court


Pet custody is often disputed in family law. However, not all pet disputes are between former spouses. Sometimes, pet custody disputes arise in the context of non-family law matters. The Ramsden Lawyers team explores what you can do when you can’t agree over who your beloved pet belongs to. Read More.

COVID 19 Family Disputes

COVID-19 Related Family Disputes & the Expansion of the Urgent COVID-19 List


The recent expansion of the COVID-19 List by the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia highlights its importance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More.

Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance – what is it?


Spousal maintenance – or payments to a former spouse after separation – is one of the more misunderstood areas of family law out there. Ramsden Lawyers explores some of the principles behind spousal maintenance and whether you may be entitled to receive it. Read More.