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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

divorce on earth

Divorce on Earth, Crime in space

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

international family law

International Family Law

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

duty of disclosure

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.

family law for the future

Family Law For The Future

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

remarriage and parenting orders

Remarriage And Parenting Orders

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

major long-term issues

Major Long-Term Issues

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

parenting plan

What Is A Parenting Plan?

A parenting plan is a written, signed and dated agreement between two former spouses regarding the c

miscarriage of justice

“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

how to speed up family law cases

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

changing the child's primary carer

Changing The Child’s Primary Carer

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

short marriage property settlement

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

pet custody

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

should divorce be illegal

Should Divorce Be Illegal?

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

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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

property settlements and inheritance

Inheritance and Divorce

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

gifts in property settlements

Gifts and Divorce

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

revenge porn during divorce

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

divorce and business

Divorce and Business

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

changing your surname after divorce

Name Change After Divorce

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

gay divorce

Gay Divorce In Australia

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

amicable divorce

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

divorced parent enrolling a child at school

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

family report

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

drug testing

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

international relocation

International Relocation

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

domestic violence

Domestic Violence: Mother Loses Custody

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

hague convention

Hague Convention And Child Abduction

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

expensive divorce

Who Gets The $637 Million Superyacht?

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

child custody and religion

Child Custody and Religion

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

appeal to the family court

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

family home after separation

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

co parenting

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

separated under the same roof

Separated Under One Roof

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

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

financial divorce advice

Financial Divorce Advice

Divorce normally means that you will be making a number of life-changing decisions. After a divorce,

timing of divorce

When is the right time to have a successful divorce?

Making the decision to get a divorce is not an easy one. Many people think that once the parties hav

walk away separate property

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

pay back child support

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

The First Gay Divorce In Australia

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

age of marriage is relevant

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

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

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

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

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

Disclosure For Financial Orders

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

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

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

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

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

FACS Has Taken My Baby!

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

School Holidays For Separated Parents

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

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

Does Facebook Prevent Or Assist Cheating?

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

Australian Couple Separating Overseas

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

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

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

$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

“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

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

newcastle family court

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family Court Decides on Children’s $300,000 Private Education

The parents couldn’t agree on where their son and daughter should go to high school. Ms Stewart wa

changing parenting orders

Changing Your Parenting Orders

Before you enter into parenting orders Parenting orders can’t just be changed because one parent d

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