The shine and sparkle from the engagement is gone, but the ring is here to stay. Who gets the ring when an engagement ends? While the ring is sometimes the most expensive item to purchase for a wedding, it usually only holds sentimental value in property settlements. So, who gets the ring?? Well it depends. […]
Natasha is an Associate Solicitor with Roberts Legal. She joined the firm in July 2017. Natasha was admitted to the roll of Solicitors of the Supreme Court in February 2010 and March 2010 to the High Court of Australia Register of Practitioners.
Natasha is an experienced Solicitor having practiced predominantly in the areas of Family Law, Property Law, Alternative Dispute Resolutions, Deceased Estates and Estate Planning.
Her practice is focused on advising and assisting clients to identify and resolve issues and disputes in relation to relationship breakdown, child support, divorce, spousal maintenance and end of life and guardianship issues. Natasha is able to quickly and efficiently assist clients with sensitivity and understanding.
The breakdown of a family is a life changing event. Clients come to me on the worst day of their lives, when their world is turning upside down. I take the time to listen to my clients and from that I am able to assist them during this difficult time by giving support and up to date advice and guidance.
Natasha was admitted as a Solicitor in 2010 having completed degrees in Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies; Bachelor of Laws at Southern Cross University, and a Diploma of Legal Practice.
In 2017 Natasha completed a Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice. She also holds a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law) awarded to her by the College of Law.
Articles by Natasha
We understand that you may not want to rock the boat. You have finally reached an agreement. You’re happy, your ex partner is happy, you just want to keep it amicable and move on. Here is why you should consider rocking the boat Informal Property Settlements NOT Binding The Family Court Rules provides that any […]
“Our relationship has ended but my ex-partner won’t move out of the house that we own [or rent].” When a relationship is over one of the hardest decisions will be who leaves. Both you and your spouse or ex-partner are entitled to live in your home after separation regardless of whose name is on the […]
The exchange of financial information and documents is a standard first step in most matters as it allows a Balance Sheet to be drawn up and for the parties and their lawyers to establish what is available for division in the family law matter. The exchange of documents ensures that each party is aware of […]
When separating clients come to me, the first and foremost thing on their mind is typically their future and current financial certainty. That is what Financial Advisors endeavour to give their clients every day. And this is a task that Family Lawyers are unable to do. When clients have experienced Financial Advisors assisting them it […]
Family Law Mediation is also called Family Dispute Resolution (“FDR“) and is the first step in parenting proceedings in most parenting matters. Before commencing Court action, a party must provide a Certificate from an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner to say that the parties have made a genuine attempt at mediation. There are some exceptions […]
Recently there has been a lot of press and coverage regarding Snapchat’s most recent upgrade which has a map/location function. And quite frankly it terrifies me. You may not be aware but many of the apps on your phone have a location tool, which can be great when you need to know which restaurant is […]
There are several issues that need to be considered, so unfortunately there is no clear cut yes or no answer. Basically it depends… Unless there is an Order for sole Parental Responsibility you are required to agree on issues which effect the long term well being of your children with the other parent. This includes […]
We have been able to secure our children’s safety and future
“Natasha Smith has been the leader for our family case. Her support and sound advice when ever we require. With Natasha by our family’s side we have been able to secure our children’s safety and future.”
Natasha helped me to see my daughter again.
I first called Roberts Legal desperate to see my daughter after the breakdown of my relationship.
At first I was unsure of my rights but Natasha carefully guided me through the Family Law Court process and consent orders were made allowing me to see my daughter again and stay in regular contact.
I couldn’t be happier with the support from Natasha and the Roberts legal team.
Help through a stressful situation.
Thank you for your help , Natasha. Your professionalism and friendly nature made an otherwise stressful situation bearable. I really felt like I had someone in my corner. Thanks so much.