Category: Family Law

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POSTED: 25 Aug 2022
The Full Court of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia recently heard the case of Isles & Nelissen [2022]. This case clarified the Court's role in parenting matters when assessing unacceptable risks where there are allegations of child abuse.
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POSTED: 27 Jul 2022
The recent merge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) in September 2021, exists as one entry point for parenting disputes to be dealt with by the Court. With the implementation of parenting orders by this Court, if a party breaches such orders penalties follow.
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POSTED: 11 Apr 2022
The ‘Covid list’ is a national court list dedicated to dealing with urgent family law disputes that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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POSTED: 11 Apr 2022
It is no secret that there are extensive delays and huge backlogs in the Family Court system. Litigants can feel the result of such backlog when considering the 2+ year wait periods that parties may have to endure before their matter is heard by a Judge for a Final Hearing.
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POSTED: 07 Mar 2022
As a family law solicitor, we see it all - the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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POSTED: 09 Feb 2022
Through the course of an individual’s family law matter, they will be required to provide their solicitors, if represented, with instructions as to how they wish to conduct their matter. These instructions represent the wishes and views of the individual, and ensures that the position being put forward to the...
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POSTED: 14 Dec 2021
It is very common for people to ask their parents or relatives for financial assistance. It is important to differentiate whether any funds advanced are a gift or a loan. A gift means that there is no expectation for the funds to be repaid.
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POSTED: 15 Nov 2021
Parties who are not married but have lived under the same roof for an uninterrupted period of two years are considered to be in a de-facto relationship. The Family Law Act outlines that to satisfy the threshold of a de-facto relationship, the parties must “have a relationship as a couple...
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POSTED: 11 Oct 2021
The new and improved Family Court was introduced on the 1st of September 2021, with new rules and court procedures aiming to make the experience for those involved in Family Law proceedings more efficient and less stressful.
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POSTED: 11 Oct 2021
Staff Spotlight | Tom Reeve - Your local Family Law expert.
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