Category: Family Law

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POSTED: 04 Feb 2019
The thought of taking the step to make an appointment with a Family Lawyer is daunting for most people. Some people may have never stepped into a law firm and suddenly they feel as though they ar...
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POSTED: 22 Jan 2019
Under the Family Law Act, there is a presumption that parents have equal shared parental responsibility for their child, i.e., they will both have equal duties, responsibilities and powers in mak...
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POSTED: 20 Dec 2018
The festive season is upon us, though it can be challenging for some parents and children. School holidays are about to begin but the Christmas shopping will not start until Christmas Eve.
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POSTED: 04 Dec 2018
One of the most important (and overlooked) steps following separation is the need to update your Will, and if applicable, revoke your Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian. This becomes particu...
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POSTED: 03 Dec 2018
Joanna Knight, Associate in Marsdens Law Group's Family Law department is a contributor to “Inside Family Law”, a new guide for lawyers and individuals navigating the family law system. It contai...
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POSTED: 16 Nov 2018
It is quite common for parents to help their children purchase their first home prior to or during their marriage or de facto relationship. In the event that the relationship breaks down, however...
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POSTED: 09 Oct 2018
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Kennon & Kennon, the historic decision which made family violence relevant to a property settlement proceeding.
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POSTED: 10 Aug 2018
On 30 May 2018 the Turnbull Government announced that, as of 1 January 2019, a new “super court” known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA) will be established through the...
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POSTED: 29 May 2018
The mother heard the father explode with anger when the children were with him one weekend and there was a scene and police involvement. In other instances, the father had engaged in intimidating...
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POSTED: 06 Apr 2018
Parents have the freedom to move their children after separation, subject to the consent of the other parent. However, more often than not, the other parent does not consent.This has become an in...
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