The Team at Mahony Family Lawyers welcomes the addition of Mona Neuhaus to the office as a Solicitor working from our Parramatta and Penrith offices. Mona comes to Mahony Family Lawyers with experience in the fields of family law, criminal law and wills and estates and we are sure our clients will find her addition ... more
All biological parents have responsibility for their children until they turn 18, unless a court orders otherwise. This does not change if there is a change in your relationship with your partner, for example, if you decide to separate or remarry. The court presumes that it is in the best interests of your child for ... more
The Federal Government has now introduced the Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Payments measure. The new measure commences on 1 July 2016 and affects residential property sales throughout New South Wales where the market value of the property is $2 million or more. Pursuant to new sub-division 14D, of Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) ... more
The Hague Convention on Child Abduction is one of a number of treaties forming part of the Hague Convention relating to private international law. In essence, the treaty operates (in contracting States) to facilitate the return of children to their country of habitual residence when they have been taken overseas by one parent without the ... more
We are thrilled to hear the news that the Attorney-General has announced a new appointment to the Parramatta Registry of the Federal Circuit Court. It has been announced that Judge Obradovic will commence sitting at the Parramatta Registry from 30 May 2016. Judge Obradovic has been a member of the Parramatta Bar for many years ... more
There has been much media attention lately detailing the lengthy delays in the Family Law system throughout Australia. The Parramatta, Wollongong and Sydney Registries of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court are some of the worst effected by the lack of resourcing that plagues the system. Mahony Family Lawyers appear in each of the ... more
Consent orders are among the most useful legal options for a couple seeking agreement in a divorce or separation. But what happens if the Family Court does not accept the consent order application?
It's every parent's worst nightmare: their partner abducts their children and disappears, perhaps even overseas. What options and services does the law offer to help get them back?
A recent poll shows that a huge majority of Australians fear domestic violence more than terrorism. What does this say about government funding and publicity priorities?
The Federal Government indicated last month that a bill legalising same-sex marriage would need cross-party support. Now once such bill is on the table, but the Government is reluctant to recognise it. What does it take to get the issue debated?