IS VALENTINE’S DAY A HEAP OF HOOEY?

When we find ourselves in Court, there is a lot of waiting time.  And that means that there is a good chance to talk to our clients, not only about their case, but ‘life’ as well.   This week I was in Court three times, for three different clients, and we got to talking while…

IS BEING ‘UNHAPPY’ REASON ENOUGH TO SEPARATE?

Regularly, a client I am meeting for the first time is walking around with the following scenario in their head – they have mentally checked-out of their relationship, and want to know whether to go ahead and separate.   You might be in this very position.  Your unhappiness has seen you think about ending your…

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…