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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 settlement of property from their 19-month long marriage. This recent 2017 case showcases how bitter disputes between exes can blow up in court and waste time, money and dignity for the parties involved. After a family law divorce, a former couple …

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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 Experian states that 1 in 6 newlywed couples keep financial secrets from each other. Financial secrets include hidden bank accounts, excessive spending habits or lying about debt. Family law experts state that this so-called ‘financial infidelity’ can hurt a couple’s relationship …

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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’s family law system. Rosie has campaigned against domestic violence since her son Luke was murdered by his father in 2014. She calls it a ‘broken system.’ She now questions how the Federal Government is willing to spend $160 …

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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 be heard. Although the case load for Federal Circuit Court judges has always been relatively high, recently released statistics regarding the Newcastle Federal Circuit Court’s workload has prompted public criticism   Attorney-General George Brandis’ Delay in appointing …

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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 2015 to 2016, Australian parents made 92 Hague Convention applications for the return of 137 abducted children. Out of those applications, only 63 were returned successfully. Former Family Court judge Nahum Mushin has declared that foreign courts are ‘too …

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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 divorce from his 38-year-old wife. The tennis coach claims his wife of seven years is an alcoholic and stole his social security checks and transferred ownership of cars and a house to herself by forging his signature. Their 5-year-old son, Dylan, was left by …

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