Archive | family law

Non-Commercial Surrogacy

The desire to have a child is very powerful. For some couples surrogacy may be a solution. However, surrogacy is a complex area of law and in Western Australia is governed by the Surrogacy Act 2008. The act sets out the legal requirements for non-commercial surrogacy arrangements that can be made between suitable persons. Assessment […]

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Appeal Costs

Appeal Costs: WA Court of Appeal affirms costs rules

Appeal Costs: WA Court of Appeal affirms costs rules – Case turns on own facts – no new principles In S v D [2014] WASCA 224(S) the WA Court of Appeal dismissed an application that the parties share costs equally in circumstances where the Appellant had been wholly unsuccessful. The court of appeal affirmed the general proposition […]

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Client Testimonial – January 2015

“Can I sincerely thankyou for the very professional service that you have provided to me over the past 2 years. I would also like to acknowledge Leo as at times (and I hope it wasn’t too many Leo) that I stressed my frustration on the whole family law procedure. At all times Leo provided sound […]

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The Restraining Orders Act 1997 (WA) annotations

Kavanagh Lawyers’ principal, Marty Kavanagh, has just had his 20 annotations on The Restraining Orders Act 1997 (WA) published as part of a significant update to Dickey’s Family Law with Legislation. This new authored content provides concise annotations, and are structured to help practitioners reach the information they need as quickly as possible. Read more about […]

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Grandfather’s Will – A legal fight over a pastoral holding

A long running battle over a Grandfather’s Will This week’s Law Report on ABC’s Radio National highlights a recent decision in a NSW Supreme Court over a Grandfather’s Will, which included some strong words from the Judge in regards to the legal fight over a pastoral holding. Describing it as ‘a sorry case’, the Judge […]

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Property Settlement after Separation

Kavanagh Family Lawyers can assist with drafting consent orders once agreement about property settlement has been reached. We can then help you apply to transfer any land from joint names. Any stamp duty payable on the transfer is assessed at a nominal rate rather than at market value. These Transfers of Land are lodged with […]

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Things to know about Divorce

Below is some information on some of the many things to know about Divorce. Please bear in mind that you should consult a lawyer for individual advice regarding your own situation. Applying You can apply for a divorce by yourself (known as a sole application) or together with your spouse (known as a joint application). […]

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Family Law Solicitors Perth

Kavanagh family lawyers have three highly experienced Family Law Solicitors in Perth. Their focus is on providing meaningful solutions for clients in all aspects of family law. Our Family Law Solicitors undertake complex and intricate family law litigation in Western Australia, as well as effectively acting for clients whose legal issues are reasonably uncomplicated and […]

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Restraining Orders

There are 3 types of restraining orders that can be granted in Western Australia. The most well known of these is the Violence Restraining Order or VRO. This is designed to stop any future threats, property damage, violence, intimidation and emotional abuse. Violence retraining orders can be served against people in a family or domestic […]

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