Family Law

RKL practices in the following areas:

  • Children’s issues inlcluding: Adoption, Child abduction and Hague Convention matters, Child maintenance and support, IVF and surrogacy arrangements, Relocation and Specialist medical procedures. 
  • De facto/domestic relationships
  • Domestic violence and intervention orders
  • Financial agreements
  • International family law
  • Mediation and litigation
  • Protection of assets
  • Same sex relationships
  • Separation and divorce
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Property settlements
  • Superannuation splitting

RKL also has signifiant experience in Migration Law.

Magda Kron is a Collaborative Law Practitioner and a Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Latest Family Law News

Published in Family Law on 19th Jun 2012

It is our experience that the earlier you meet with a lawyer, the better positioned you will be to take advantage of the alternative dispute resolution processes available, such as mediation and collaborative practice, and most likely avoid costly Court proceedings. There are significant benefits, both financially and emotionally, in using alternative dispute resolution including: the processes are more private, informal, timely and cost-effective than Court proceedings; you and your former partner can negotiate an outcome that meets the needs of all involved, including the needs of your children; the focus is not on “winning” or “losing” but on what is “fair” and “reas...

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Published in Family Law on 12th Apr 2012

The Family Court found that Mr Talbot’s application had no factual basis when Ms Norman gave evidence that she had no intention to terminate her pregnancy and his application was dismissed. Still, Justice Murphy went on to consider whether the Family Court had the power or jurisdiction to grant the injunction sought by Mr Talbot, and found that in the circumstances the Family Court had no such power. The injunction sought by Mr Talbot was directed towards Ms Norman, but was in respect of the unborn child. The parties never married The fact that the parties had never married was very relevant. In a much earlier case, In the Marriage of F (1989) FLC 92-031 (“Re F”), the Family Cou...

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Published in Family Law on 17th Feb 2012

The scenario above depicts the increasing trend of marrying later in life, which comes hand in hand with the issue of one person having accumulated more financial assets than the other. This is where the issue of a Binding Financial Agreement (also known as a “pre-nuptial agreement”) becomes a hot topic. A Binding Financial Agreement is an agreement between a de facto or married couple that sets out how property and finances will be dealt with should their relationship break down. It allows couples to have control and certainty as to their financial futures and to protect their individual assets.  If you are in a similar situation to Sally, it is likely that suggesting a Binding...

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Published in Family Law on 11th Aug 2011

Ms Golden did not appear in the matter before the Court and she did not file any evidence in response to Mr Robert’s application to have the marriage declared null and void. Mr Robert’s evidence was that in about September 2010 Ms Golden informed him that she was pregnant. Mr Robert responded by asking her to terminate the pregnancy as “we don’t want a child”. Importantly, Ms Golden is said to have stated “I’m possibly not going to terminate the pregnancy unless you marry me”. Mr Robert’s evidence was that he only consented to marrying Ms Golden because he felt he had no other choice in that Ms Golden was adamant that she would not terminate the pregnancy unless they wer...

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Published in Family Law on 25th May 2011

Biotechnological advances have posed a challenge to the laws of property (ownership and control) because the laws of property were made wellbefore methods of assisted reproductive technology were conceptualised and developed. These scientific developments will no doubt see our courts and law makers confronted with complex questions concerning legal interests in human biological materials, such as sperm, embryos and cells. In other words, this unusual case is likely to become far less unusual within the next few years. The relationship between Jocelyn and Mark Edwards Jocelyn and Mark Edwards were married in November 2005 and they planned to have children soon after. In 2008, when Ms Edwa...

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Published in Animal Law on 15th Feb 2015

Council Prosecution Nuisance caused by a barking dog can be a public hazard, and your local Council is empowered by the Domestic Animals Act 1994 ("the DAA") and the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 ("the PHWA") to investigate complaints of barking dogs and, in cases where there is a nuisance, fine the offending neighbour or bring criminal charges that can carry heavy penalties. After conducting their investigation into a complaint, the Council will determine if there is a nuisance and decide if it is appropriate to issue an infringement notice under section 85 of the DAA. In more serious cases, the Council may bring criminal charges in the Magistrates Court against the owner of the...

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