August 10, 2017

“It can be said, as it was, by that great Asian jurist, Chairman Mao, that power grows out of the barrel of a gun – but it can also grow out of the impending big wedding in four days’ time”


- The Hon. Matt Foley, Barrister for the Appellant Wife

10 March 2017

An appeal h...

August 1, 2017

As Family Lawyers, we are commonly asked whether our work consists of helping parties with divorce.  The simple answer is, divorce is only a very small part of the work that we do. 

The more complex explanation is that a “divorce” is only the formal dissolution of...

August 1, 2017

It is often the case with a separating couple that one spouse earns a high income while the other has sacrificed their career opportunities to fulfil a role as homemaker and primary carer of children.  Family lawyers are often asked how a Court would deal with an Appli...

August 1, 2017

Our three Directors, Michael Lefebvre, Julian McDonald and Tony Salce are all accredited AIFLAM mediators and regularly assist parties to mediate their disputes without the need for Court proccedings.  Our services are also available to parties who wish to mediate with...

August 1, 2017

WELCOME, MADELEINE & DOMINIQUE

Westminster Lawyers is pleased to announce that Madeleine Magee and Dominique Mavroyeni have joined our team.

Madeleine joins Westminster Lawyers from a boutique family law and estate firm, where she gained broad experience, enabling her to...

August 1, 2017

If a child or children of separated parties do not live in an equal time arrangement, the Court must consider whether “substantial and significant” time with the non-resident parent would be in the best interest of the children.

Substantial and significant time is not e...

August 1, 2017

A man has claimed he was in a de facto relationship with another man for 13 years and as such, is entitled to a property settlement under the Family Law Act...

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