Privacy Policy


As you may be aware, early in 2018 the Australian Government introduced legislation seeking to provide data protection privacy in light of the growing challenges the electronic age presents for all of us.

As part of our compliance with the legislative requirements, you should be aware of the following matters:-

  1. During the course of our representation of you, we will be required to obtain a significant level of personal information about you. This information will be sourced not only from yourself but, also may come into our possession from information provided by your former spouses’ lawyers, information obtained from various government agencies as well as information obtained from people and organisation with whom you may have had dealings.
  2. The material we obtain will include information which would normally be considered entirely confidential or private as well as information which forms part of the public record. Examples of the former will be personal bank records, personal medical records and financial advice you obtain from accountants, financial planners and the like. Examples of the latter will be Medicare records, tax returns, Court documents relating to litigation in which you may have been involved and, of course, Police records.
  3. As a general rule, only that information which is relevant to the matter at hand will ever be sought by us, but it is inevitable that some information will come into our possession which will have little, if any, bearing on the particular matter in which you have instructed us.
  4. All information we receive is covered by what is known as legal professional privilege. As such, we are not normally obliged to release any of that information to anybody without your express consent. Obviously, where information needs to be included in Affidavits which are lodged with the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court, the information will no longer be covered by legal professional privilege. You should appreciate, however, there is a specific provision in the Family Law Act precluding the publication of any information relating to Family Law proceeding which is intended to stop members of the public being able to identify the person or persons to whom that information applies.
  5. All information obtained by us is kept in your file in our office. When your matter is completed, our usual policy will be to return most, if not all, of our file to you and to securely destroy any excess documents. For instance, we would normally forward to you originals of all Court Order or Financial Agreements or Child Support Agreement, but we would destroy drafts of documents and/or duplicates of various documents.
  6. Information which is produced to the Court in response to Subpoena will, at the completion of your case, be returned by the Court to us or to the person producing the documentation. In the event it is returned to us, we would normally forward this to or return it to the person producing the documents or, with their agreement, arrange for the documents to be destroyed. Where copy documents only are produced to the Court by third parties (such as your Bank), they would normally notify the Court that they consent to the documentation being destroyed rather than be returned.
  7. It is our usual practice that at the expiry of seven (7) years after the closure of a file the contents will be destroyed but, any original documentation would be returned to you (assuming we are in a position to contact you).

The type of personal information we may collect includes, but is not limited to the following:-

  1. Your name.
  2. Your mailing and/or street address.
  3. Your email address.
  4. Your telephone contact numbers.
  5. Your facsimile number, if relevant.
  6. Your age and/or birth date.
  7. Your profession, occupation and job title.
  8. Whilst in your case this will most likely not apply, sensitive information as defined by the privacy legislation (such as information about your ethnicity, political opinions, religious belief, sexual preferences and the like).
  9. Photographic images and/or pictorial representations (such as copies of passports or drivers’ licenses).
  10. The products and services your have purchased or made enquiries about.
  11. Electronic data including information about websites visited and the like.

The personal information which we hold is, as noted above, kept with your file. In most cases, our general practice is to keep both a hard copy of documents and information received, as well as keeping it in electronic form.

Our electronic information is stored on the cloud. We use Leap Accounting and Leap Document software (one of only a few such services authorised by the Law Society of NSW). We also have our own security service responsible for cyber protection and, naturally, do everything we possibility can to ensure that none of your personal information is accessible to third parties. Only that information which is relevant to the matter at hand is disclosed to third parties such as the Federal Circuit Court or the Family Court of Australia, the legal representatives for other parties, including those acting for your former spouse and Independent Children’s Lawyers, if relevant. All of our employees (both legal and non legal staff) are subject to stringent obligations of confidentiality and are clearly instructed not to discuss your matter or any details of it outside of the office and certainly not in a way as to provide any possible identification of you or members of your family to the public.

Naturally, should you have any concerns at all in relation to our treatment of your personal information, you should contact us to discuss those concerns immediately they arise.



Family Law

The area of Family Law encompasses marital relationships, same sex relationships, de facto relationships, disputes about the care, welfare and development of children, disputes about financial settlement and disputes about ongoing financial support for both spouses and children. As such, it is an area fraught with difficulty, and at times uncertainty. We at Delaney Lawyers believe we are well qualified and certainly experienced enough to provide you with appropriate guidance through what can often be confronting and difficult times.


Below, we have endeavored set out some of the basic concepts and considerations which you must take into account. We have also endeavored to explain how we can best assist you to navigate your way through what can be an emotionally, as well as an economically challenging experience.


If you have researched other Family Law Practices, you will see that they inevitably promote their expertise in large money cases and esoteric areas of practice, which in reality are relevant to only a very small number of litigants in the jurisdiction. Some of the most difficult and often intractable problems in this jurisdiction arise not in large money cases but in cases in which there is simply not enough money to go around and in cases which relate to the care, welfare and development of children as opposed to the distribution of wealth.


Over our many years of practice, we have dealt with all manner of Family Law disputes, from AVO proceedings in Local Courts to contested Divorces in the  Federal Circuit Court of Australia, complex children and property disputes in the Family Court of Australia, proceedings in the High Court, as well as our extensive experience in the Supreme Court of NSW dealing with Probate and Succession Act disputes. A small, but significant part of our practice also involves our appointment as the Independent Children’s Lawyer acting in the best interest of children caught up in apparently intractable disputes between their parents.

Whatever your family law problems we have both the people and expertise and skill and the resources through our connects with other members of the profession, accountants and valuers to help you achieve the best possible outcome.


Over our many years of combine practice, Delaney Lawyers has developed a sound reputation throughout the profession and has developed strong working relationships with members of the Bar, both in the area of family law and also those practicing in Equity and Commercial Law.


Given the issues which arise in any Family Law matter touch on so many personal concerns, we at Delaney Lawyers recognize that this is a jurisdiction which is in many ways totally unlike most other areas of legal practice. For a start, we are well aware of the fact that money spent on legal fees (as well as money spent on Accountants, Valuers and other appropriately qualified experts) is money which is coming from you and not from corporate funding. As such, we are acutely aware of the need for a fast, sensible and economically sound resolution of your Family Law matters. To that end, we place an emphasis on prelitigation resolution and use our best endeavors to negotiate an appropriate settlement for you prior to the start of any proceedings. We take a similar view, even if you are the Respondent in proceedings commenced by your former partner.


As you will appreciate, it is not always possible to negotiate settlements, particularly where highly emotive factors are involved. Accordingly, whilst our focus will be on a sensible negotiated settlement at all times, we do not shy away from the necessity to engage in robust and effective litigation where necessary.

Divorce


The sole ground for obtaining a divorce in Australia today is the irretrievable breakdown of marriage.  The only evidence which the Court requires of this is a period of twelve (12) months separation (with the intention on the part of at least one of the parties that such separation is meant to put an end to the marital relationship) prior to filing an Application for Divorce.


Any Application for Divorce must be brought in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia rather than the Family Court of Australia. The current filing fee is $900 and as of mid 2018 all applications must be filed on-line.


You and your spouse also have the option of filing a Joint Application for divorce should you wish to do so.  If so, costs and filing fees can be shared.

Privacy Policy


As you may be aware, early in 2018 the Australian Government introduced legislation seeking to provide data protection privacy in light of the growing challenges the electronic age presents for all of us.

As part of our compliance with the legislative requirements, you should be aware of the following matters:-

  1. During the course of our representation of you, we will be required to obtain a significant level of personal information about you. This information will be sourced not only from yourself but, also may come into our possession from information provided by your former spouses’ lawyers, information obtained from various government agencies as well as information obtained from people and organisation with whom you may have had dealings.
  2. The material we obtain will include information which would normally be considered entirely confidential or private as well as information which forms part of the public record. Examples of the former will be personal bank records, personal medical records and financial advice you obtain from accountants, financial planners and the like. Examples of the latter will be Medicare records, tax returns, Court documents relating to litigation in which you may have been involved and, of course, Police records.
  3. As a general rule, only that information which is relevant to the matter at hand will ever be sought by us, but it is inevitable that some information will come into our possession which will have little, if any, bearing on the particular matter in which you have instructed us.
  4. All information we receive is covered by what is known as legal professional privilege. As such, we are not normally obliged to release any of that information to anybody without your express consent. Obviously, where information needs to be included in Affidavits which are lodged with the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court, the information will no longer be covered by legal professional privilege. You should appreciate, however, there is a specific provision in the Family Law Act precluding the publication of any information relating to Family Law proceeding which is intended to stop members of the public being able to identify the person or persons to whom that information applies.
  5. All information obtained by us is kept in your file in our office. When your matter is completed, our usual policy will be to return most, if not all, of our file to you and to securely destroy any excess documents. For instance, we would normally forward to you originals of all Court Order or Financial Agreements or Child Support Agreement, but we would destroy drafts of documents and/or duplicates of various documents.
  6. Information which is produced to the Court in response to Subpoena will, at the completion of your case, be returned by the Court to us or to the person producing the documentation. In the event it is returned to us, we would normally forward this to or return it to the person producing the documents or, with their agreement, arrange for the documents to be destroyed. Where copy documents only are produced to the Court by third parties (such as your Bank), they would normally notify the Court that they consent to the documentation being destroyed rather than be returned.
  7. It is our usual practice that at the expiry of seven (7) years after the closure of a file the contents will be destroyed but, any original documentation would be returned to you (assuming we are in a position to contact you).

The type of personal information we may collect includes, but is not limited to the following:-

  1. Your name.
  2. Your mailing and/or street address.
  3. Your email address.
  4. Your telephone contact numbers.
  5. Your facsimile number, if relevant.
  6. Your age and/or birth date.
  7. Your profession, occupation and job title.
  8. Whilst in your case this will most likely not apply, sensitive information as defined by the privacy legislation (such as information about your ethnicity, political opinions, religious belief, sexual preferences and the like).
  9. Photographic images and/or pictorial representations (such as copies of passports or drivers’ licenses).
  10. The products and services your have purchased or made enquiries about.
  11. Electronic data including information about websites visited and the like.

The personal information which we hold is, as noted above, kept with your file. In most cases, our general practice is to keep both a hard copy of documents and information received, as well as keeping it in electronic form.

Our electronic information is stored on the cloud. We use Leap Accounting and Leap Document software (one of only a few such services authorised by the Law Society of NSW). We also have our own security service responsible for cyber protection and, naturally, do everything we possibility can to ensure that none of your personal information is accessible to third parties. Only that information which is relevant to the matter at hand is disclosed to third parties such as the Federal Circuit Court or the Family Court of Australia, the legal representatives for other parties, including those acting for your former spouse and Independent Children’s Lawyers, if relevant. All of our employees (both legal and non legal staff) are subject to stringent obligations of confidentiality and are clearly instructed not to discuss your matter or any details of it outside of the office and certainly not in a way as to provide any possible identification of you or members of your family to the public.

Naturally, should you have any concerns at all in relation to our treatment of your personal information, you should contact us to discuss those concerns immediately they arise.



Family Law
http://www.familycourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fcoaweb/family-law-matters/family-law-in-australia/

The area of Family Law encompasses marital relationships, same sex relationships, de facto relationships, disputes about the care, welfare and development of children, disputes about financial settlement and disputes about ongoing financial support for both spouses and children. As such, it is an area fraught with difficulty, and at times uncertainty. We at Delaney Lawyers believe we are well qualified and certainly experienced enough to provide you with appropriate guidance through what can often be confronting and difficult times.


Below, we have endeavored set out some of the basic concepts and considerations which you must take into account. We have also endeavored to explain how we can best assist you to navigate your way through what can be an emotionally, as well as an economically challenging experience.


If you have researched other Family Law Practices, you will see that they inevitably promote their expertise in large money cases and esoteric areas of practice, which in reality are relevant to only a very small number of litigants in the jurisdiction. Some of the most difficult and often intractable problems in this jurisdiction arise not in large money cases but in cases in which there is simply not enough money to go around and in cases which relate to the care, welfare and development of children as opposed to the distribution of wealth.


Over our many years of practice, we have dealt with all manner of Family Law disputes, from AVO proceedings in Local Courts to contested Divorces in the  Federal Circuit Court of Australia, complex children and property disputes in the Family Court of Australia, proceedings in the High Court, as well as our extensive experience in the Supreme Court of NSW dealing with Probate and Succession Act disputes. A small, but significant part of our practice also involves our appointment as the Independent Children’s Lawyer acting in the best interest of children caught up in apparently intractable disputes between their parents.

Whatever your family law problems we have both the people and expertise and skill and the resources through our connects with other members of the profession, accountants and valuers to help you achieve the best possible outcome.


Over our many years of combine practice, Delaney Lawyers has developed a sound reputation throughout the profession and has developed strong working relationships with members of the Bar, both in the area of family law and also those practicing in Equity and Commercial Law.


Given the issues which arise in any Family Law matter touch on so many personal concerns, we at Delaney Lawyers recognize that this is a jurisdiction which is in many ways totally unlike most other areas of legal practice. For a start, we are well aware of the fact that money spent on legal fees (as well as money spent on Accountants, Valuers and other appropriately qualified experts) is money which is coming from you and not from corporate funding. As such, we are acutely aware of the need for a fast, sensible and economically sound resolution of your Family Law matters. To that end, we place an emphasis on prelitigation resolution and use our best endeavors to negotiate an appropriate settlement for you prior to the start of any proceedings. We take a similar view, even if you are the Respondent in proceedings commenced by your former partner.


As you will appreciate, it is not always possible to negotiate settlements, particularly where highly emotive factors are involved. Accordingly, whilst our focus will be on a sensible negotiated settlement at all times, we do not shy away from the necessity to engage in robust and effective litigation where necessary.

Divorce


The sole ground for obtaining a divorce in Australia today is the irretrievable breakdown of marriage.  The only evidence which the Court requires of this is a period of twelve (12) months separation (with the intention on the part of at least one of the parties that such separation is meant to put an end to the marital relationship) prior to filing an Application for Divorce.


Any Application for Divorce must be brought in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia rather than the Family Court of Australia. The current filing fee is $900 and as of mid 2018 all applications must be filed on-line.


You and your spouse also have the option of filing a Joint Application for divorce should you wish to do so.  If so, costs and filing fees can be shared.

Privacy Policy


As you may be aware, early in 2018 the Australian Government introduced legislation seeking to provide data protection privacy in light of the growing challenges the electronic age presents for all of us.

As part of our compliance with the legislative requirements, you should be aware of the following matters:-

  1. During the course of our representation of you, we will be required to obtain a significant level of personal information about you. This information will be sourced not only from yourself but, also may come into our possession from information provided by your former spouses’ lawyers, information obtained from various government agencies as well as information obtained from people and organisation with whom you may have had dealings.
  2. The material we obtain will include information which would normally be considered entirely confidential or private as well as information which forms part of the public record. Examples of the former will be personal bank records, personal medical records and financial advice you obtain from accountants, financial planners and the like. Examples of the latter will be Medicare records, tax returns, Court documents relating to litigation in which you may have been involved and, of course, Police records.
  3. As a general rule, only that information which is relevant to the matter at hand will ever be sought by us, but it is inevitable that some information will come into our possession which will have little, if any, bearing on the particular matter in which you have instructed us.
  4. All information we receive is covered by what is known as legal professional privilege. As such, we are not normally obliged to release any of that information to anybody without your express consent. Obviously, where information needs to be included in Affidavits which are lodged with the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court, the information will no longer be covered by legal professional privilege. You should appreciate, however, there is a specific provision in the Family Law Act precluding the publication of any information relating to Family Law proceeding which is intended to stop members of the public being able to identify the person or persons to whom that information applies.
  5. All information obtained by us is kept in your file in our office. When your matter is completed, our usual policy will be to return most, if not all, of our file to you and to securely destroy any excess documents. For instance, we would normally forward to you originals of all Court Order or Financial Agreements or Child Support Agreement, but we would destroy drafts of documents and/or duplicates of various documents.
  6. Information which is produced to the Court in response to Subpoena will, at the completion of your case, be returned by the Court to us or to the person producing the documentation. In the event it is returned to us, we would normally forward this to or return it to the person producing the documents or, with their agreement, arrange for the documents to be destroyed. Where copy documents only are produced to the Court by third parties (such as your Bank), they would normally notify the Court that they consent to the documentation being destroyed rather than be returned.
  7. It is our usual practice that at the expiry of seven (7) years after the closure of a file the contents will be destroyed but, any original documentation would be returned to you (assuming we are in a position to contact you).

The type of personal information we may collect includes, but is not limited to the following:-

  1. Your name.
  2. Your mailing and/or street address.
  3. Your email address.
  4. Your telephone contact numbers.
  5. Your facsimile number, if relevant.
  6. Your age and/or birth date.
  7. Your profession, occupation and job title.
  8. Whilst in your case this will most likely not apply, sensitive information as defined by the privacy legislation (such as information about your ethnicity, political opinions, religious belief, sexual preferences and the like).
  9. Photographic images and/or pictorial representations (such as copies of passports or drivers’ licenses).
  10. The products and services your have purchased or made enquiries about.
  11. Electronic data including information about websites visited and the like.

The personal information which we hold is, as noted above, kept with your file. In most cases, our general practice is to keep both a hard copy of documents and information received, as well as keeping it in electronic form.

Our electronic information is stored on the cloud. We use Leap Accounting and Leap Document software (one of only a few such services authorised by the Law Society of NSW). We also have our own security service responsible for cyber protection and, naturally, do everything we possibility can to ensure that none of your personal information is accessible to third parties. Only that information which is relevant to the matter at hand is disclosed to third parties such as the Federal Circuit Court or the Family Court of Australia, the legal representatives for other parties, including those acting for your former spouse and Independent Children’s Lawyers, if relevant. All of our employees (both legal and non legal staff) are subject to stringent obligations of confidentiality and are clearly instructed not to discuss your matter or any details of it outside of the office and certainly not in a way as to provide any possible identification of you or members of your family to the public.

Naturally, should you have any concerns at all in relation to our treatment of your personal information, you should contact us to discuss those concerns immediately they arise.



Family Law
http://www.familycourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fcoaweb/family-law-matters/family-law-in-australia/

The area of Family Law encompasses marital relationships, same sex relationships, de facto relationships, disputes about the care, welfare and development of children, disputes about financial settlement and disputes about ongoing financial support for both spouses and children. As such, it is an area fraught with difficulty, and at times uncertainty. We at Delaney Lawyers believe we are well qualified and certainly experienced enough to provide you with appropriate guidance through what can often be confronting and difficult times.


Below, we have endeavored set out some of the basic concepts and considerations which you must take into account. We have also endeavored to explain how we can best assist you to navigate your way through what can be an emotionally, as well as an economically challenging experience.


If you have researched other Family Law Practices, you will see that they inevitably promote their expertise in large money cases and esoteric areas of practice, which in reality are relevant to only a very small number of litigants in the jurisdiction. Some of the most difficult and often intractable problems in this jurisdiction arise not in large money cases but in cases in which there is simply not enough money to go around and in cases which relate to the care, welfare and development of children as opposed to the distribution of wealth.


Over our many years of practice, we have dealt with all manner of Family Law disputes, from AVO proceedings in Local Courts to contested Divorces in the  Federal Circuit Court of Australia, complex children and property disputes in the Family Court of Australia, proceedings in the High Court, as well as our extensive experience in the Supreme Court of NSW dealing with Probate and Succession Act disputes. A small, but significant part of our practice also involves our appointment as the Independent Children’s Lawyer acting in the best interest of children caught up in apparently intractable disputes between their parents.

Whatever your family law problems we have both the people and expertise and skill and the resources through our connects with other members of the profession, accountants and valuers to help you achieve the best possible outcome.


Over our many years of combine practice, Delaney Lawyers has developed a sound reputation throughout the profession and has developed strong working relationships with members of the Bar, both in the area of family law and also those practicing in Equity and Commercial Law.


Given the issues which arise in any Family Law matter touch on so many personal concerns, we at Delaney Lawyers recognize that this is a jurisdiction which is in many ways totally unlike most other areas of legal practice. For a start, we are well aware of the fact that money spent on legal fees (as well as money spent on Accountants, Valuers and other appropriately qualified experts) is money which is coming from you and not from corporate funding. As such, we are acutely aware of the need for a fast, sensible and economically sound resolution of your Family Law matters. To that end, we place an emphasis on prelitigation resolution and use our best endeavors to negotiate an appropriate settlement for you prior to the start of any proceedings. We take a similar view, even if you are the Respondent in proceedings commenced by your former partner.


As you will appreciate, it is not always possible to negotiate settlements, particularly where highly emotive factors are involved. Accordingly, whilst our focus will be on a sensible negotiated settlement at all times, we do not shy away from the necessity to engage in robust and effective litigation where necessary.

Divorce


The sole ground for obtaining a divorce in Australia today is the irretrievable breakdown of marriage.  The only evidence which the Court requires of this is a period of twelve (12) months separation (with the intention on the part of at least one of the parties that such separation is meant to put an end to the marital relationship) prior to filing an Application for Divorce.


Any Application for Divorce must be brought in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia rather than the Family Court of Australia. The current filing fee is $900 and as of mid 2018 all applications must be filed on-line.


You and your spouse also have the option of filing a Joint Application for divorce should you wish to do so.  If so, costs and filing fees can be shared.

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