JOY Law – surrogacy in Australia

By Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) In this episode of JOY Law, Monica and Kristina talk about surrogacy: what it is, how it works and the laws pertaining to surrogacy in Australia. In particular, they discuss: the various forms of surrogacy; intended parents and who gets named as parents on the child’s birth certificate; commercial surrogacy … Read more

JOY Law – litigation mitigation

In this JOY Law segment, Paul Welling and Jack Stuk talked about commercial disputes and litigation – what it is, how it happens and how to mitigate or resolve it. Paul and Jack covered: what is litigation? how to avoid litigation by ensuring commercial relationships and agreements are properly documented (even if you are working … Read more

JOY Law – separation and parenting arrangements

By Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) Relationship breakdowns are never easy, and when children are involved, matters can become fraught.  It’s crucial that parenting arrangements are carefully considered and documented as soon as possible after separation.  On JOY Law, we talked about: emotional burdens you face when dealing with the breakdown of your relationship; co-parenting post-separation; … Read more

JOY Law – donor agreements & planning a rainbow family

By Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) On this episode of JOY Law (JOY 94.9), we discuss rainbow families, donor agreements and issues to consider when planning your rainbow family.  Specifically, we talked about: donor agreements and clarifying the intention of the parties entering into a donor agreement; the legal rights of the parties; ‘known’ and ‘unknown’ … Read more

JOY Law – what does marriage equality mean for those who married overseas?

By Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) On JOY Law (JOY FM), Jack Stuk and Kristina Antoniades discussed the ramifications from changes to the Marriage Act for LGBTI couples who married overseas.  Specifically, we talked about: recognition of overseas marriages under the revised law; whether those married overseas need to do anything to formalise their union in … Read more

JOY Law: the scourge that is family violence

By Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) In this episode of JOY Law, we talk about the very serious topic of family violence. During the show, we discussed: the alarming statistics regarding the incidence of family violence in Australia; defining patterns of behaviour; legislative change to protect against all forms of violence – not just physical violence; … Read more

JOY Law: transgender youth & legal rights

On this episode of JOY Law, Bronwyn Montgomery and Kristina Antoniades discuss legal issues regarding transgender youth and minors, including: parental responsibility and the role of both parents until the child turns 18 years of age; medical interventions requiring consent beyond normal parental responsibility; two stages requiring consideration and consent: stage one consideration relating to … Read more

JOY Law: who gets the pets? Property settlement when relationships end

In this episode of JOY Law, we discuss matters concerning property settlement when relationships end. We talked about the steps to working through a property settlement, including: proving relationship status (a key consideration given same sex marriage is not yet legal in Australia); agreeing on the property and assets to be divided; financial and non-financial … Read more