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Planning a Separation Checklist Australia

Separation Checklist Australia: 7 Essential steps

Separation Checklist Australia: 7 Essential steps Separating from your partner can be an overwhelmin

Can You Annul A Marriage In Australia?

Can You Annul A Marriage In Australia?

Can You Annul A Marriage In Australia?   Can you annul a marriage in Australia? Yes you can ann

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Being A Good Dad After Divorce

The secret guide to being a good dad after divorce When considering how to be a good dad after divor

Discretionary Trusts And Bankruptcy

Discretionary Trusts And Bankruptcy

Discretionary Trusts And Bankruptcy   When family assets have been placed in a discretionary tr

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Making a Living Will

Making a Living Will If you or your partner are looking at Estate Planning, you may have been advise

spousal maintenance and remarriage

Spousal Maintenance When Ex Remarries

Ex Has a New Partner – Can I Stop Paying Maintenance?   So, your ex has a new partner? Yo

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Do Children Have a Say in Child Custody Cases?

Do Children Have a Say in Child Custody Cases?   Under Australian family law, children have a r

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Appointing a Guardian for Your Child in Your Will

Appointing a Guardian for Your Child in Your Will When you are estate planning, one of the most crit

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Infidelity and Divorce in Australia

Infidelity- Will Cheating Impact My Divorce? While in Hollywood films, infidelity and cheating have

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Mistakes People Make in Family Court

Mistakes People Make in Family Court   With family law cases often creating a lot of stress, th

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Estate Planning in 2020: Things to Consider

Estate Planning in 2020   With the outbreak of COVID-19 people are feeling an increasing sense

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Social Media and Family Law

Social Media and Family Law: How Facebook Can Affect Your Child Custody Case Custody cases have alwa

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Bankruptcy and Child Support

Bankruptcy and Child Support: What You Need to Know   If you are considering declaring bankrupt

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Trustee in Bankruptcy Family Law

Trustee in Bankruptcy Family Law   During the current economic climate, more and more people ar

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Being Named an Executor in NSW

Being Named an Executor in NSW: Your Rights and Responsibilities   Being named an executor in N

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Bankruptcy and Family Law – My Ex Becomes Bankrupt?

Bankruptcy and Family Law: What Happens If My Ex Becomes Bankrupt?   If your ex becomes bankrup

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Does My Spouse Automatically Inherit Everything When I Die?

Does My Spouse Automatically Inherit Everything When I Die?   Many people who are preparing their w

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Coronavirus and Family Court Orders

Coronavirus and Family Court Orders People with child custody arrangements have questions about the

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Divorce, Property Division and The Erosion Principle

Divorce, Property Division and The Erosion Principle   If you are looking to get a divorce, you

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Family Violence In Parenting Proceedings

If the court is to find that there has been a history of family violence, is it relevant to current

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Can A Long Distance Relationship With A Child Be Meaningful?

The Full Court made a recent decision that a long distance relationship with a child and a father co

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Can My Ex Claim My Inheritance

Can my ex claim my inheritance? If you receive an inheritance over the course of your relationship,

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Discrete Property List Comes To Sydney

The Federal Circuit Court in Sydney has introduced the ‘Discrete Property List’ designed

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Capital Gains Tax And Family Law

Capital gains tax is one of these areas of taxation that crosses over with family law. Property sett

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Divorce on Earth, Crime in space

When Summer Worden noticed that her estranged spouse still seemed to know things about her spending,

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International Family Law

Many Australians are well versed in international family law. Over six million Australians were born

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Duty Of Disclosure In Family Law

Family law legislation in Australia is designed to make the court process as quick and smooth as pos

step-parent adoption

Step-Parent Adoption

Step-parent adoption is the process by which a person becomes the legal adoptive parent of their spo

overseas court orders

How To Register Overseas Court Orders

It is quite common for couples to get married overseas and to initiate divorce proceedings overseas.

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Family Law For The Future

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s Family Law for the Future report on the current family

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Remarriage And Parenting Orders

Remarriage and parenting orders need to be considered together once you have tied the knot a second

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Major Long-Term Issues

Major long-term issues are the big decisions that parents have to make about their children’s live

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What Is A Parenting Plan?

What is a parenting plan? A parenting plan is a written, signed and dated agreement between two form

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“Miscarriage Of Justice” in Federal Circuit Court

The Family Court has slammed a Federal Circuit Court judge’s decision to imprison a man for up to

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How To Speed Up Family Law Cases

If you are wondering how to speed up family law cases, you are not alone. The family law court syste

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Changing The Child’s Primary Carer

Stability and routine are important in a child’s life, especially a young child, but sometimes the

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What Is A Short Marriage Property Settlement?

Although a property settlement is a common occurrence, property settlement outcomes are never the sa

child abduction

Investigating A Nationwide Child Abduction Ring

Seven people have so far been charged for their involvement in a parental child abduction ring. Earl

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Pet Custody: How Does It Work?

Who gets the fridge and who keeps the dishwasher might be easy enough to figure out, but what about

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Should Divorce Be Illegal?

Where Is Divorce Illegal?  Should divorce be illegal? There are two countries in the world where it


Fortnite Behind 5% Of Divorces

What causes divorce? Well, according to one study, the reason behind 5 per cent of divorces is the p

de facto rights

What Are De Facto Rights?

Worrying about de facto rights can leave unmarried couples feeling far less certain than their marri

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Inheritance and Divorce

In a divorce, the division of marital assets can become a highly contentious issue, especially if yo

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Gifts and Divorce

Dividing marital assets at the end of a relationship can be quite straightforward, but how do the co

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Victims Of Revenge Porn During Divorce

Something no one wants to think about is what would happen if they became a victim of revenge porn d

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Divorce and Business

Divorce can be hard enough without it involving your business and livelihood. For many Australian co

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Name Change After Divorce

Getting a name change after divorce reverses the tradition of a married couple having the same name.

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Gay Divorce In Australia

Marriage equality in Australia was a huge cause for celebration but there is another big change that

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How To Have An Amicable Divorce

An amicable divorce might seem like an oxymoron, but it does not have to be an unattainable myth. Di

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What To Do: Divorced Parent Enrolling A Child At School

As a divorced parent enrolling a child at school, there are several things to be aware of that you w

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What Does The Independent Children’s Lawyer Do?

In parenting matters in family law, the court will often appoint an independent children’s lawyer

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8 Tips For Choosing The Best Family Lawyer

How Do You Find The Best Family Lawyer Choosing the best family lawyer during your divorce is very i

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How Does The Court Use A Family Report?

Many court cases feature a family report. This is a document written by a professional for the purpo

parental alienation

What Is Parental Alienation?

Parental Alienation Parental alienation is the term used to describe when one parent deliberately da

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Drug Testing In The Family Court

In parenting disputes in family law, the court has the power to make orders for drug testing. It is

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Family Court Merging To Reduce Delays

The Attorney-General today announced major changes in relation to the Family Court merging to reduce

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International Relocation

What Is International Relocation? Many people move to different countries at different stages of the

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Domestic Violence: Mother Loses Custody

The Federal Circuit Court heard a case involving allegations of domestic violence, heavy marital con

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Hague Convention And Child Abduction

What Is The Hague Convention? The Hague Convention creates an agreement between multiple countries t

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Who Gets The $637 Million Superyacht?

The seizure of a $637 million superyacht is part of an absurdly expensive divorce in London. The yac

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Child Custody and Religion

Who Decides A Child’s Religion? Australia is an incredibly multicultural society made up of pe

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Father Loses Appeal – Contact Limited To 2 Letters A Year

A father has lost an appeal to the family court that will now limit his contact with his children to

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The Right To Stay In the Family Home After Separation

When Your Ex Won’t Move Out It is easy to think of separation as exactly that: a breakdown of the

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6 Child Custody Agreements That May Work For You

Life moves differently from the way it did even one decade ago. Australian couples marry later, have

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Separated Under One Roof

The family home is an evocative image, a symbol of the belonging and togetherness a family represent

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The Politician, the Wife and the Partner

A man has an affair with a woman he met at work. He was married to his estranged wife for twenty-fou

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Family Lawyers Blasted By Judge For Charging $860k In Fees

A Tasmanian Family Court judge has released a damning judgment reprimanding two lawyers from opposin

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Divorce Financial Advice

Divorce financial advice needs to be received as close to separation as possible in order for it to

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Court Refuses To Split Property After Breakdown Of 5 Year Marriage

A court declared that a husband and wife were to walk away with their own property after the breakdo

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Mum Ordered To Pay Back $4,142.73 In Child Support

A Mother has been ordered to pay back $4,142.73 in child support as it was discovered that she had k

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The First Gay Divorce In Australia

9 December 2017 was a historic day for Australian Family Law: same-sex marriage was legalised in Aus

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The Age You Get Married Is Important To Avoid Divorce

If you have been wondering what age is the best to get married to avoid divorce, you’re in luc

Relocation of child

Father Loses Appeal To Keep Child Within A 40min Drive Of His Home

A father has lost his appeal to stop his child from moving outside of a 40-minute driving radius of

spousal maintenance

Ex-wife tells Family Court she needs $4,000 a week for expenses 

Throughout the marriage of Mr and Ms Moller, the couple enjoyed a very high standard of living. Mr M

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Australian Couple Spends 12 Years In Divorce Court

Every year, 97 000 Australians ask their partner for a divorce. This means 1 in 3 married couples ar

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Post Separation Inheritance To Be Shared By Divorced Couple

Mr Calvin and Ms McTier were in a relationship that lasted approximately eight years. In January 201

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Family Court Decision – One Mother’s Severe Lesson In Co-Parenting

Mr and Mrs Ralton (Court-ordained pseudonyms) were in a relatively short relationship from 2005 to 2

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High Court Tears Up Prenuptial Agreement

The couple, Mr Kennedy and Ms Thorne, met online in 2006 on a website for potential brides. At the t

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Disclosure For Financial Orders

After separation, a former couple usually needs to sort out the division of their assets and debts.

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People In This Career Have The Lowest Divorce Rate

If you don’t want to get divorced, then enrol yourself in actuary studies. Actuaries, whose job is

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26 Months In Court For A 19 Month Marriage

One Melbourne couple together spent over $225,000 over a 26-month period in Court disputing settleme

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Accused of Domestic Violence in a Family Law Court Case

We hear of cases where one person threatens the other person that they will accuse them of being vio

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What If Your Ex Doesn’t Want Your Children Vaccinated?

Separated parents may have disagreements when it comes to vaccinating their children. Figuring out h

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FACS Has Taken My Baby!

NSW has the highest rate of child removals in Australia. It also has the highest number of children

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School Holidays For Separated Parents

School Holidays For Separated Parents Most parents agree that children will spend time with both par

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16% of Married Couples Are Having “Financial Affairs”

Do you keep financial secrets from your significant other? A survey by the credit tracking company E

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Does Facebook Prevent Or Assist Cheating?

Zuckerberg has previously made a claim that Facebook actually helped expose cheaters. He said that w

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Australian Couple Separating Overseas

With the world becoming more interconnected and globalised, it is not uncommon for a family to reloc

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What Happens When You Break Family Court Orders?

The Courts have to ensure that their decisions are enforced and are never happy when their orders ar

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Transferring Property To Reduce The Asset Pool

After separation, a party may attempt to reduce the asset pool before they are going to divide the m

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$160 Million Dollars cost of Plebiscite whilst Family Law System is in crisis

Rosie Batty, 2015 Australian of the year, has renewed her push for a Royal Commission into Australia

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“The Family Law System Discriminates Against Fathers”

These are the words of Mick Clarke, whose son was killed by his own mother. Mick Clarke’s seven-ye

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Family Court Denies Jewish Man’s Request For Religious Divorce

Family Court of Australia refuses Jewish divorce plea application saying that granting a religious d

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Attorney General criticised for mixed messages on domestic violence

The judicial system is no stranger to complaints regarding the amount of time it takes for cases to

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Proposed Changes to International Child Abduction Laws in Australia

Currently, Australia has one of the highest rates of international child abductions in the world. In

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Serena Williams’ 75yr old father gets divorce from 38yr old wife

Richard Williams, tennis champs Serena and Venus Williams’ 75-year-old father, has filed for d

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Father Wanted to Name Baby After Star Wars Character Darth Vader

Two parents told the Family Court of Australia that the father wanted to call their son “Vader

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The Biggest Shakeup in Family Law in 40 Years

Hidden away in the latest budget was a review of the Family Court system. Funding was given to estab

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Spice Girl keeps 5 yr old Daughter away from her father

Mel B asks a court in Los Angeles to keep her daughter away from her father accused her husband St


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