Family Law

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Having supports around you when your relationship breaks down, is crucial.

Family members and friends will assist you through the emotional upheaval.

Having a specialist family lawyer will provide you with the knowledge and security that all your legal interests will be protected.

At Emera Smith, our lawyers have the experience and expertise to guide you through your family law needs and deliver a focused and realistic outcome for you.

When you work with us, you will experience our key philosophy of keeping our clients at the centre of everything we do.

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Blogs & News - Family Law

How are pets treated in family law disputes?

Pets in family law - property or parenting?

For most couples who separate, parenting arrangements and/or property settlements are at the forefront of their mind. But what happens to the family dog, cat or any other pet who was a member of the family unit?
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Using caveats in family law property settlement

Caveats in family law

Caveats can be a great tool to protect your interests before or while formalising a property settlement. This article explores how caveats work in Australia, and in Victoria in particular, and how they can be used in family law proceedings.
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Can I vaccinate my child for COVID-19 without the permission of the other parent?

COVID-19 vaccinations and parenting matters

In this article, we review how the Courts deal with vaccinations generally and what has occurred overseas to date with respect to the COVID-19 vaccination.
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Co-parenting apps to assist separated parents

Co-parenting apps for separated parents

In this blog, we will look at the common features of co-parenting apps and some of the popular apps being used by separated parents.
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