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Getting divorced in South Australia

The laws around divorce and family law can be a bit of a mystery. Our divorce lawyers have prepared some common important divorce questions to help you navigate getting divorced in South Australia.

Parenting Arrangements Over the Holidays

Johnston Withers Family Lawyers have experience in creating Parenting Plans and Consent Orders as well as negotiating arrangements. We are also able to represent you in the Family Courts should that be necessary.

Seeing a family lawyer – what to take to your first meeting

Here are some tips and a checklist to make sure you get the most out of the experience, that the Family Lawyer gets the information he or she needs, and you get the advice you are after.

South Australia abolishes the defence of provocation

On 1 December 2020, South Australian Parliament passed legislation to abolish the common law defence of provocation. But what is provocation, and what does its abolition mean for accused persons and criminal trials in South Australia?

What the High Court of Australia Say About Pre-Nuptial Agreements

The High Court Decision in Thorne v Kennedy provides important guidance about the circumstances in which pre-nuptial agreements are legally binding on the parties.

Separation: Some helpful hints

When a marriage or relationship breaks down, it can be a distressing, unsettling, and profoundly life altering experience. Some people separate on amicable terms but for others it is much more difficult. When the end of relationship is being contemplated or has happened, there are certain preliminary steps it can be sensible to take.