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Family Law

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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 to represent the best interests of the children. Each parent knows what they want and what they believe to be the best thing for their children and themselves. They each participate in the court case and have a lawyer representing …

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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 relationship and therefore a physical separation as one or both parties move out of what was once their family home. Sometimes, however, that matrimonial home becomes a battleground as ex-spouses decide to separate but then …

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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-four years and has four daughters with her. His girlfriend is now seven months pregnant with his fifth child. Spotted this weekend with his girlfriend house hunting in the holiday suburb of South West Rocks …

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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 opposing law firms for charging outrageous fees in family law proceedings. Justice Robert Benjamin is based in Hobart, but for this matter, he was in the Sydney registry of the Family Court where he heard the matter of Simic & Norton …

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