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  • The Family Court has slammed a Federal Circuit Court judge’s decision to imprison a man for up to 12 months, calling it a “gross miscarriage of justice.” Judge ...

  • If you are wondering how to speed up family law cases, you are not alone. The family law court system is often known for being exceptionally slow, in extreme ca...

  • Stability and routine are important in a child’s life, especially a young child, but sometimes the court decides that a big change is necessary, such as changin...

  • Although a property settlement is a common occurrence, property settlement outcomes are never the same. A short marriage property settlement can be quite differ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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