WHY CAN’T I SAY WHAT I REALLY THINK ABOUT MY SPOUSE IN COURT?

Final hearings in the Family Courts are often called ‘paper trials’ – they proceed on written statements of evidence called Affidavits, which are made (sworn or affirmed by a spouse as being true) and filed in advance of any hearing.   The oral evidence from litigants in family law cases is therefore usually limited to…

GET ME OUTTA HERE! I’M TRAPPED IN THE FAMILY COURTS AND I NEED AN ‘EXIT’

I am consulted all the time by people who are ‘caught in the system’ after relationship breakdown – they, or their former partner, have commenced Court proceedings, seeking financial orders, but there is no discernible forward movement.  They’re ‘stuck’ – they can’t ‘exit’ the system, because they are unable to reach an agreement with their…