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Published Articles

Fiona Reid: Ruth Hennigan has been appointed as an equity director

Ruth’s appointment as a director is well deserved…

Published by Lawyers Weekly June 2023.

Fiona Reid: Should I have a pre-nup?

It used to be the case that pre-nups weren’t worth the paper they were written on.

Published by Peninsula Living July 2023. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Do we really need a lawyer?

…formalising your agreement in relation to any property settlement is imperative

Published by Peninsula Living June 2023. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Do the kids get a say?

It’s not the most romantic conversation to have with your new partner….

Published by Peninsula Living May 2023. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Is any future inheritance I receive safe?

In essence, if the person who is bequeathing the money… still has capacity to change their will, then the answer is no.

Published by Peninsula Living April 2023. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Coercive Control finally a criminal offence in NSW

NSW Coroner’s Court found that coercive control was present in 99% of relationships which ended in homicide.

Published by Peninsula Living March 2023. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Who should move out first?

The Courts are reluctant to throw people out of their homes.

Published by Peninsula Living February 2023. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: How did this happen to me

No-one, and I mean no-one, embarks on a relationship with the intention of ending it. 

Published by Peninsula Living January 2023. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: The nightmare of Christmas

At least for anyone embroiled in a family law dispute.

Published by Peninsula Living December 2022. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: One woman dies each week at the hands of her current or former partner

“More than 70% of litigants in the Family Courts report some level of family violence in their relationship.”

Published by Peninsula Living November 2022. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Should you say yup to a prenup?

“Young couples are seeking financial agreements amid first-home-buyer woes, but it’s not always the right move.”

Published by Financial Review October 2022. Written by Lucy Dean

Fiona Reid: What do we tell the kids?

“Telling your children that you’re separating will be the hardest conversation you ever have.”

Published by Peninsula Living October 2022. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Stacey’s story

“… while many people recognise physical and verbal abuse as family violence, there is little understanding around coercive control…”

Published by Peninsula Living September 2022. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: My partner and I separated – but they won’t leave the house!

“Many lawyers recommend to their clients that they not leave the family home until a property settlement has been achieved.”

Published by Peninsula Living August 2022. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: My partner and I agreed to a parenting arrangement – and no they won’t follow it!

“Sadly, this is more common than you might think.”

Published by Peninsula Living July 2022. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: I was a stay at home parent. Am I entitled to some of my partner’s superannuation?

“The simple answer is yes!”

Published by Peninsula Living June 2022. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: How much time is too much for young children?

“… focus must be on what is in the child’s best interests.”

Published by Peninsula Living May 2022. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Maria’s story

“…there is always the possibility that your ex will try a second bite of the cherry…”

Published by Peninsula Living April 2022. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Who should move out first?

“The courts are reluctant to throw people out of their homes.”

Published by Peninsula Living March 2022. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: New Year brings good things

“I’m pleased to announce the promotion of two of my most valued solicitors.”

Published by Peninsula Living February 2022. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Family Law Forum

“the ‘Rona factor in the breakdown of relationships.”

Published by Peninsula Living January 2022. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: All I want for Christmas…

“… if you’re separated, Christmas is going to be even more complicated…”

Published by Peninsula Living December 2021. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: My ex has a new partner!

“…unless your ex’s new partner poses some risk to your children, there is nothing you can do to prevent them meeting your kids.”

Published by Peninsula Living November 2021. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Will life be better after divorce?

“I can confidently say that financially, probably not.”

Published by Peninsula Living October 2021. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Changes to the Family Court

“It currently takes up to 3 years or more to get through the process…”

Published by Peninsula Living September 2021. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Family violence at its most sinister

“Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse where perpetrators… take away their partner’s autonomy and freedom.”

Published by Peninsula Living August 2021. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: I want to be a 50/50 parent!

“Separation invariably means you will not see your children every day…”

Published by Peninsula Living July 2021. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Decided it’s time to divorce your ex – but they are stuck overseas?

“Being able to file for divorce in Australia is entirely dependent on meeting jurisdictional requirements.”

Published by Sydney Chic June 29 2021. Written by Fiona Reid.

Fiona Reid: Lessons from billionaires in taking control of your divorce

“Relations between parties are almost always irreparably damaged after protracted and highly contested legal fights”

Published by Financial Review May 12 2021. Written by Duncan Hughes.

Fiona Reid: How you could be forced to give part of your inheritance to your ex

“Ex-partner can lay claim to your inheritance even if it is received after separation”

Published by Daily Mail Australia March 15 2021. Written by Charlie Coe

Fiona Reid: Can you demand your ex to remove images and content about you from their social media and not post about you in the future?

“The world of social media is constantly evolving, and so too is its relationship with Family Courts around the country.”

Published by Medium March 15 2021. Written by Shirl Orono

Fiona Reid: Why parents are battling it out in court over their kids’ last names

“Many parents welcoming a child into the world are often concerned with picking a suitable first name for their newborn.”

Published by The New Daily January 28 2021. Written by Cassandra Tassios

Zachary Wilson: 8 Steps to Cope with the end of a Dysfunctional Relationship

“The New Year brings with it resolutions and one of those may be to take steps to leave an unhappy or dysfunctional relationship.”

Published by Star Observer 11 January 2021. Written by Zachary Wilson

Zachary Wilson: Planning a Happy  Holiday Season Following Relationship Breakdown

“For separated parents, Christmas can also be a sad time.”

Published by Star Observer 7 December 2020. Written by Zachary Wilson

Fiona Reid: Risks and Rewards of Co-Buying a home

“There are legal and non-legal risks associated with buying a property with a family member or friend that all Australians should know about first.”

Published by Australian Broker 14 September 2020. Written by Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid: Mediation – How to Separate without going to Court

“A relationship or marriage breakdown is already an incredibly emotional and stressful time for everyone involved. Adding court to the picture increases that stress to a whole new level,”

Published by Australian News Daily Bulletin September 2020. Written by Tess Sanders Lazarus

Fiona Reid: How COVID-19 is rewriting rules on marriage and relationships

“Family homes are being turned into battlegrounds by COVID-19”

Published by Financial Review August 15 2020. Written by Duncan Hughes.

Fiona Reid: Did your relationship survive ‘Rona?

“Social Isolation has been the death knell for many relationships.”

Published by Peninsula Living July 2020

Fiona Reid: Should you buy property with family and friends?

“… Australians must be wary of the risks from a family law perspective.”

Published by Nestegg June 18 2020. Written by Cameron Micallef

Fiona Reid: More Australians make divorce inquiries, as lawyers offer discounts to struggling couples

“The coronavirus is the “straw that broke the camel’s back”

Published by The Dailey Telegraph May 22 2020. Written by Maria Bervanakis

Fiona Reid: More people are getting busted for cheating during lockdown

“Major issues like the coronavirus often cause increases in people questioning their relationships”

Published by Yahoo News Monday May 4 2020. Written by Kristine Tarbert

Fiona Reid: Why coronavirus is going to cause Aussie divorce rates to soar

“It just causes so much pressure and stress in the relationship.”

Published by Nine Honey March 2020. Written by Maddison Leach

Fiona Reid: Why March is such a busy month for divorce

A lot of people hold out until after Christmas because they don’t want to upset the kids of their partner.

Published by Nine Honey
Monday March 9th 2020. Written by Jo Abi

Fiona Reid: Coronavirus lockdown prompts more couples to seek divorce

“I haven’t in my career seen something as catastrophic as this for relationships”

Published by The New Daily April 2020. Written by Samantha Dick

Fiona Reid: 5 Reasons to get a Prenup

It’s about having control and planning for something that hopefully won’t happen.

Published by Fernwood Magazine
January/February 2020

Fiona Reid: Helpful Tips on Navigating Your Separation

In Family Law, 95% of matters settle without any court intervention.

Published by Peninsula Living
January 2020

Fiona Reid: 10 things you should know about prenuptial agreements

Everyone has heard the old saying ’50% of marriages end in divorce’. Consider that your fairytale relationship may not last.

Published by Business Daily Media
Monday December 9th 2019. Written by Tess Sanders Lazarus

Radio Interviews

Fiona Reid: Social Isolation and impact on divorce

“The fact that people are going to be in social isolation together… is going to put a lot more pressure on relationships that aren’t strong.”

Released Tuesday 24 March 2020 on 2GB Radio – Nights with John Stanley.

Television Appearances

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Fiona Reid: Pre-Nups on the rise?


Fiona Reid: De-gendering divorce


Fiona Reid: To sign or not to sign?


Fiona Reid: Sexually Transmitted Debt


Fiona Reid: A Right to See the Grandkids?


Fiona Reid: Divorce Blamed on Facebook


Fiona Reid: Pre-Nup Planning