Family Law Blog

Tag: Consent Orders

  • We’ve reached an agreement - how do we make it legal?
    Posted by Madison Kelly on 16 Apr 2019
    Whilst parties to a family law matter may have reached an agreement, it is important to understand that an informal agreement is not legally binding on either party, and that as such, a lawyer may actually be required to formalise the agreement.  It is incredibly important for agreements to be formalised, as where they are not, it is possible for either party to apply to the Family Court of Australia for a completely new arrangement in the future.
  • Misconceptions in legal lingo
    Posted by on 5 Aug 2011
    One of my favourite TV shows is QI, it’s fantastic. Add Stephen Fry to a mix of 4 comedians, one of whom is a core ingredient, Alan Davies, along with a batch of general questions and watch for 25 minutes. The result is guaranteed to be delightful and mentally challenging. For those familiar with the show, it is a well known fact that one of the reasons the show is so stimulating is because it addresses many misconceptions and misunderstandings that have hazily hovered in the recesses of our minds until they took the form of influential illusions. In the labyrinth of Law there exist familiar phrases of the kind the French like to call ‘faux amis’ or false friends. Those illusive terms that seem to give legal lingo its fluency. In Family Law there exist quite a few but I will only cover three of the most common.