Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • Parenting Arrangements over Christmas Holidays

    As the Christmas school holiday period is fast approaching, separated parents often become concerned about their parenting arrangements over the holiday season. If you do not have Parenting Orders from the Court specifically providing for Christmas/holiday time with the children, conflict may occur during the holiday season due to disagreements over the time the children are...

    Family Law

  • Binding Financial Agreements (BFAs) – Truly “Binding” or Bird Cage Lining?

    Is a BFA worth the time of day? Does it have much scope, Or leave no hope? Does it really pass muster, Or a mere feather duster? Is it truly binding, Or just bird cage lining?  – Wordsworth(less) The movies talk about ‘pre-nups’ and we talk about ‘BFAs’. In fact, “Financial Agreements” is the term...

    Family Law

  • Disclosure Obligations in Family Law Property Settlements

    If you are a party to a family law separation you need to make sure you are aware of your obligations under the Family Law Act in respect to full and frank financial disclosure. The rules of full and frank financial disclosure require that both parties disclose all sources of earnings, interest, income, property (vested...

    Family Law

  • Domestic Violence Goes Digital

    Family Lawyer Kristyn Winner explains the ways in which perpetrators of domestic violence are using modern technology to harass their former partners, and what can be done about it. In my work as a family lawyer, helping my clients to make a clean break from an abusive relationship will often include helping them with strategies...

    Family Law

  • The Last Christmas Before the Divorce

    Nothing exposes the flaws of a family’s foundation quite like the holiday season. Combine extended periods of time spent in close proximity with a few tussles over who’s in charge in the kitchen, mix in arguments over who didn’t pay enough for the joint gift, and season with some inappropriate fire-starting comments made by that...

    Family Law

  • 5 Myths of Family Law

    When it comes to the law, there is so much information out there. But how do you know what’s right and what isn’t? Whether you are looking for a divorce, contesting a will or in the midst of a custody battle, having the correct and most up to date information is key to getting the...

    Family Law