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Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky (BBV) is one of Western Australia’s most respected law firms, delivering legal advice and solutions across a full range of practice areas.

BBV is the first significant law firm in Perth to offer legal services on a Fixed Fee Pricing basis – we no longer bill by the hour. This revolutionary approach focuses on delivering greater certainty and peace of mind to our clients. It is also consistent with our intent to become a firm of the future. In adopting Fixed Fee Pricing, BBV is helping shape the future of the legal profession into one that is more client focused and outcome driven.

Recognised by the Law Society of Western Australia as an Approved Quality Practice, BBV is also the proud winner of the prestigious Law Australasia Pursuit of Excellence Award.

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Ending Your Marriage with Dignity

By Damien Bowen, Director at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky Lawyers

2 September 2015

You may have seen the selfie which has "gone viral" showing a smiling Canadian couple, Sharon and Chris Neuman, posing outside the Calgary Court Centre after filing their divorce.

The Neuman’s attitude to their marriage break up is to be complimented.  They have young children and have expressed how important it was that they were able to end their marriage in a way that would allow them to continue to be partners in parenting their children.  They understood how important it is for children that their parents are able to get along together after divorce.

I tell my client’s that what I would like to achieve for them at the end of a marriage where there are children is a situation where while they may not have a marriage, they still have a family.

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Posted on: Sep 2, 2015

Happy Wife, Happy Life – Observations by a Family Lawyer

By Damien Bowen, Director at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky Lawyers

1 September 2015

Research suggests marriages last longer if the husband is the one who is miserable...

In a recent article in the Weekend Australian (July 18-19 2015), Bettina Arndt the well known sex therapist, journalist and clinical psychologist took a look at social science research into marriage and marriage breakdown.  She outlined how research has been used by media and other interest groups to paint men as “the bad guys” and how conclusions drawn from research which portrays negative images of men always captures the attention of the media.  She argues that the annual Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey had been inaccurately interpreted and poorly reported in the media upon its recent release.  Arndt argued that the media really only reported half the research, and that was the half least complimentary to males.

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Posted on: Sep 1, 2015

The Legal Effect of Recognition of Same Sex Marriage

By Adam Spashett, Senior Associate at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky Lawyers

19 August 2015

Well it seems that we will be heading to an election on the issue of same sex marriage.

There is presently a very heated debate throughout our community regarding the recognition of same sex unions by allowing those couples to enter into a marriage.

Whatever side of the fence one decides to sit, there are various implications to such recognition: socially, religiously, and legally.  There are many opinions and assumptions being touted throughout the media, both in support of, and against, the concept of same sex marriage.

The question is though, what is the likely legal effect of such recognition upon the breakdown of a relationship?

In Western Australia, the “recognition” of same sex couples for the purposes of Family Law, is by way of recognition of de facto relationships.

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Posted on: Aug 19, 2015

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Fixed Fee Pricing
Our clients benefit from Fixed Fee Pricing

> Greater certainty and peace of mind
> Focus on outcomes delivered – not time spent
> Fees which fairly match each case
> Access to a wider pool of legal talent

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