Category: Family Law

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POSTED: 26 Apr 2021
Should we use Parental Alienation as a term at all?
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POSTED: 22 Mar 2021
Case Guardians are individuals who are appointed to assist those whose capacity to understand the consequences of proceedings comes into question, or where a client is unable to give instructions. Case Guardians step into that persons shoes and do all things to act in their best interests and make decisions...
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POSTED: 08 Feb 2021
When we think of adoption, we automatically think of younger children being adopted by a stepparent, relative or foster parent. What few people are aware of, or think of, is that NSW legislation also provides a mechanism for adults to be adopted.
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POSTED: 16 Nov 2020
In the Family Law world, we can come across situations where a party is behaving inappropriately in parenting proceedings. The other parent often makes a recording during changeover, or during an altercation, and asks – Can we use this in Court?
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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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