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  • Seven people have so far been charged for their involvement in a parental child abduction ring. Earlier this week, three women from Taree, Newcastle and Townsvi...

  • Who gets the fridge and who keeps the dishwasher might be easy enough to figure out, but what about pet custody? This is a tough issue for many couples as they ...

  • Where Is Divorce Illegal?  Should divorce be illegal? There are two countries in the world where it is illegal to get a divorce. In the Philippines and the Vati...

  • What causes divorce? Well, according to one study, the reason behind 5 per cent of divorces is the popular game Fortnite. The study by UK website Divorce Online...

  • Worrying about de facto rights can leave unmarried couples feeling far less certain than their married counterparts about how things will play out in the event ...

  • In a divorce, the division of marital assets can become a highly contentious issue, especially if you and your former spouse are disputing the importance of you...

  • Dividing marital assets at the end of a relationship can be quite straightforward, but how do the courts look at gifts and divorce? It is not unusual for parent...

  • Something no one wants to think about is what would happen if they became a victim of revenge porn during divorce. Unfortunately, family law proceedings are not...

  • Divorce can be hard enough without it involving your business and livelihood. For many Australian couples, divorce and business mix, and this leads to big quest...

  • Getting a name change after divorce reverses the tradition of a married couple having the same name. For many people, this is a significant part of the separati...

  • Marriage equality in Australia was a huge cause for celebration but there is another big change that comes with it: gay divorce. Sometimes marriages end, and th...

  • An amicable divorce might seem like an oxymoron, but it does not have to be an unattainable myth. Divorce can be thought of as inevitably full of animosity, but...

  • As a divorced parent enrolling a child at school, there are several things to be aware of that you would not have had to think about while married or in a relat...

  • In parenting matters in family law, the court will often appoint an independent children’s lawyer to represent the best interests of the children. Each parent k...

  • How Do You Find The Best Family Lawyer? Choosing the best family lawyer during your divorce is very important, helping you reach the best outcome, understand th...

  • Many court cases feature a family report. This is a document written by a professional for the purposes of helping the judge determine the best outcome of the f...

  • Parental alienation is the term used to describe when one parent deliberately damages the relationship between the other parent and their child. High-conflict s...

  • In parenting disputes in family law, the court has the power to make orders for drug testing. It is not specifically mentioned anywhere in the Family Law Act 19...

  • The Attorney-General today announced major changes in relation to the Family Court merging to reduce delays. The Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court will...

  • What Is International Relocation? Many people move to different countries at different stages of their lives, so it is no surprise that after the breakdown of a...

  • The Federal Circuit Court heard a case involving allegations of domestic violence, heavy marital conflict, emotional abuse and substance abuse last month in Bri...

  • What Is The Hague Convention? The Hague Convention creates an agreement between multiple countries to provide a process that parents can use to seek the return ...

  • The seizure of a $637 million superyacht is part of an absurdly expensive divorce in London. The yacht MV Luna is set to change hands from husband to wife in th...

  • Who Decides A Child’s Religion? Australia is an incredibly multicultural society made up of people from all over the globe and in such a diverse country i...

  • A father has lost an appeal to the family court that will now limit his contact with his children to writing to them twice a year. He was successful in appealin...

  • When Your Ex Won’t Move Out It is easy to think of separation as exactly that: a breakdown of the relationship and therefore a physical separation as one or bot...

  • Life moves differently from the way it did even one decade ago. Australian couples marry later, have fewer children, are more likely to separate or divorce, rem...

  • The family home is an evocative image, a symbol of the belonging and togetherness a family represents. It is made of memories, voices, footsteps, food, each roo...

  • A man has an affair with a woman he met at work. He was married to his estranged wife for twenty-four years and has four daughters with her. His girlfriend is n...

  • A Tasmanian Family Court judge has released a damning judgment reprimanding two lawyers from opposing law firms for charging outrageous fees in family law proce...

  • Divorce normally means that you will be making a number of life-changing decisions. After a divorce, both spouses will most likely find themselves with less mon...

  • Making the decision to get a divorce is not an easy one. Many people think that once the parties have decided to separate, the next logical step is to follow up...

  • A court declared that a husband and wife were to walk away with their own property after the breakdown of a 5-year marriage. This left the husband with $80,000 ...

  • A Mother has been ordered to pay back $4,142.73 in child support as it was discovered that she had knowingly lied about the child’s parentage to the child...

  • 9 December 2017 was a historic day for Australian Family Law: same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia through the passing of the Marriage Amendment (Defini...

  • If you have been wondering what age is the best to get married to avoid divorce, you’re in luck. A recent report claims the ideal age to head down the ais...

  • A father has lost his appeal to stop his child from moving outside of a 40-minute driving radius of his own home. Groth v Banks [2017] FamCAFC 206 concerned an ...

  • Throughout the marriage of Mr and Ms Moller, the couple enjoyed a very high standard of living. Mr Moller’s income was said to of averaged about $1.5million per...

  • Every year, 97 000 Australians ask their partner for a divorce. This means 1 in 3 married couples are not likely to go the distance. The process of divorce can ...

  • Mr Calvin and Ms McTier were in a relationship that lasted approximately eight years. In January 2014, about 4 years after separation, the husband received an i...

  • Mr and Mrs Ralton (Court-ordained pseudonyms) were in a relatively short relationship from 2005 to 2009. During the relationship, the couple had two children- a...

  • The couple, Mr Kennedy and Ms Thorne, met online in 2006 on a website for potential brides. At the time, Mr Kennedy was a 67 year-old Greek-Australian property ...

  • After separation, a former couple usually needs to sort out the division of their assets and debts. They can choose to do so privately with no court involvement...

  • If you don’t want to get divorced, then enrol yourself in actuary studies. Actuaries, whose job is to predict and manage risk and uncertainty, fittingly have th...

  • One Melbourne couple together spent over $225,000 over a 26-month period in Court disputing settlement of property from their 19-month long marriage. This recen...

  • We hear of cases where one person threatens the other person that they will accuse them of being violent and report them to police. We also hear of cases where ...

  • Figuring out how to co-parent with your previous partner can sometimes feel like hitting a nail in with a glass hammer. It’s a full-time job, even when bo...

  • NSW has the highest rate of child removals in Australia. It also has the highest number of children in foster care. In 2017, 22,400 children are forecasted to b...

  • A Family Law Guide to School Holidays & Separated Parents Most parents agree that children will spend time with both parents during school holidays and spec...

  • Do you keep financial secrets from your significant other? A survey by the credit tracking company Experian states that 1 in 6 newlywed couples keep financial s...

  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently made an interesting statement. Zuckerberg claimed that Facebook actually helped expose cheaters. He said that women al...

  • With the world becoming more interconnected and globalised, it is not uncommon for a family to relocate and live overseas. This can be because of factors such a...

  • The Courts have to ensure that their decisions are enforced and are never happy when their orders are contravened. Contravening, or ‘breaching’ a Family Law Cou...

  • After separation, a party may attempt to reduce the asset pool before they are going to divide the matrimonial property. They may do this by transferring it out...

  • You may have wondered at some point, what is the definition of a de facto relationship? A de facto relationship is the legal term for a serious ‘boyfriend...

  • Rosie Batty, 2015 Australian of the year, has renewed her push for a Royal Commission into Australia’s family law system. Rosie has campaigned against domestic ...

  • These are the words of Mick Clarke, whose son was killed by his own mother. Mick Clarke’s seven-year-old son, Jacob Clarke, was murdered by his mother Tanyia He...

  • Family Court of Australia refuses Jewish divorce plea application saying that granting a religious divorce would be unconstitutional. The Family Court of Austra...

  • The judicial system is no stranger to complaints regarding the amount of time it takes for cases to be heard. Although the case load for Federal Circuit Court j...

  • Currently, Australia has one of the highest rates of international child abductions in the world. In 2015 to 2016, Australian parents made 92 Hague Convention a...

  • Richard Williams, tennis champs Serena and Venus Williams’ 75-year-old father, has filed for divorce from his 38-year-old wife. The tennis coach claims hi...

  • Two parents told the Family Court of Australia that the father wanted to call their son “Vader” as a tribute to the Star Wars character Darth Vader....

  • Hidden away in the latest budget was a review of the Family Court system. Funding was given to establish the Parenting Management Hearings – a new decision-maki...

  • Mel B asks a court in Los Angeles to keep her daughter away from her father accused her husband Stephen Belafonte of posing a danger to their five-year-old daug...

  • The parents couldn’t agree on where their son and daughter should go to high school. Ms Stewart wanted her children to go to expensive private schools. The prob...

  • The answer is: probably not. You may be required to attend your Divorce Hearing. Most people do not attend their hearing.   If the following situations app...

  • Before you enter into parenting orders Parenting orders can’t just be changed because one parent doesn’t like the way things are working with the order or ‘feel...

  • Disclaimer: We don’t advise you to have bad divorces, we promote amicable divorces where both sides behave appropriately. But if you want to know what-not-to-do...

  • We’ve all heard of the multi-million dollar Hollywood Prenups. But you don’t need to be Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie to get one. Regular Aussie coupl...

  • There is a widely held belief that when a couple separates, they are automatically entitled to a 50% split of all property and assets. This may seem fair or unf...

Divorce
How To Get A Divorce?
How to get a divorce in Australia if married overseas?
Divorce Counselling
Should I Change My Will After Divorce?
Child Custody
What are the best interests of the child?
What is equal shared parental responsibility in Australia?
Sole Parental Responsibility
Changing A Child Custody Agreement
Child Relocation After Divorce
How To Prevent My Children Travelling Overseas?
What is Supervised Contact?
Child Passport After Divorce
Grandparents Rights
Property Settlement
Divorce Property Settlement – How Much Will I Get?
Will I Receive 50% of Everything?
Coming To An Agreement Outside Of Court
Do I Pay Stamp Duty To Transfer My Property After A Divorce?
Financial Agreements
What is a Prenup?
What Are The Pros and Cons of Financial Agreements?
How Can I Get A Prenup Set Aside?
Consent Orders
Why do I need Family Court Consent Orders?
Application for Consent Orders
Contravention of Court Orders
Child Support
What is Child Support?
Apply for Child Support
Child Support Calculation
Changing Child Support
Family Mediation
5 Tips to Help Prepare for Family Mediation
What is a s60i Certificate?
Going to Court
Starting An Application
Filing A Response
Separation
Can You Be Separated And Live In The Same House?
Domestic Violence
ADVO – Apprehended Domestic Violence Order
Remove My ADVO
What Is Child Abuse?
Father's Rights After Separation
Formalise Your Agreement
Tip's For Fathers
Mothers' Rights After Separation
De Facto Relationships
Definition of De Facto Relationship
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