Category: Family Law

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POSTED: 12 Oct 2020
In family law disputes, it is not uncommon for one spouse to be less financially secure than the other. Family law litigation can be expensive. A spouse who proceeds to a final hearing will need to fund a barrister, experts, subpoena fees and solicitor fees to run their hearing.
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POSTED: 07 Oct 2020
On 6 October 2020 Scott Morrison released the national budget for the 2020 – 2021, and has made areas concerning Family Law, domestic violence and relationship services a significant area of focus.
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POSTED: 30 Sep 2020
Situations where one parent wants to move to a different city, state or even country with the children and the other parent is opposed to that occurring, are called “relocation cases” in the Family Courts.
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POSTED: 08 Sep 2020
A HECS debt is often the sign of having achieved a great accomplishment, but it hangs over your head for many years after having completed your higher education. HECS debts are often hefty and are frequently raised as a liability when determining parties’ asset pools following a separation or divorce.
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POSTED: 11 Aug 2020
The Family Law Act outlines that parties who are divorced have a one year window to begin proceedings relating to property matters and defacto couples have two years after the date of separation to do so as well..
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POSTED: 13 Jul 2020
Whether they be four-legged, have fins or possess the ability to fly, pets of all shapes and sizes are a great addition to any family. Many couples often buy pets jointly throughout their relationship for companionship and to build their family unit. Unfortunately, not all relationships last which means that pets acquired during the course of the relationship may be left in an ambiguous situation in relation to their ownership and care. Understandably, negotiating how a pet may share their time, if any, with each party may become quite tense, especially where each party develops a deep emotional connection with their furry or scaly friends. So, how do the Courts and family lawyers approach dealing with disputes concerning pets?
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POSTED: 09 Jun 2020
Deciding which party gets to keep the engagement ring after a separation can be a heated issue for many people, particularly in shorter relationships.
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POSTED: 29 May 2020
A common myth is that whoever paid more during a relationship gets more after the separation. While this might end up being the case, it is certainly not automatic or a default position. In fact, Courts take both financial and non-financial contributions into consideration.
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POSTED: 14 May 2020
Mothers' Day is an emotional and meaningful day for mothers, where children can celebrate and thank their mothers for their hard work over the years. Sadly, for some separated parents, Mothers' Day can also bring with it feelings of sadness. Mother’s Day is now behind us and it is important for next year’s preparations to understand how the family court system makes provisions to allow a visit on this important day. Naturally, the same considerations apply for Father’s Day.
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POSTED: 06 Apr 2020
To protect everyone’s health and safety, the majority of parenting cases are being dealt with by telephone or by video conferencing. The Courts are doing their best to triage new matters and to progress ongoing ones, in extraordinary circumstances.
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