Category: Family Law

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POSTED: 12 Jun 2019
As we continue to see changing attitudes in society towards couples living together and a reluctance to get married, it begs the question what happens to couples living together in a relationship...
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POSTED: 29 May 2019
10 September 2019 will mark an important date in the way hearings are conducted in family law proceedings. On 10 March 2019 the Family Law Act 1975 incorporated section 102NA banning personal cro...
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POSTED: 17 Apr 2019
“If you can afford a holiday, then you can afford to support your children”. This is the latest message from Michael Keenan, MP for Human Services.
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POSTED: 22 Mar 2019
Family Law continues to be a subject of scrutiny within Australia. The resources of the Family and Federal Circuit Court have declined, divorce rates continue to increase and a pause button is pl...
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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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