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Divorce, Property Division and The Erosion Principle

Divorce, Property Division and The Erosion Principle   If you are looking to get a divorce, you may have been advised that the erosion principle will play a role in how your property and assets are divided. While a divorce will legally end your marriage, it does not necessarily end disagreements about property division or …

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Family Violence In Parenting Proceedings

If the court is to find that there has been a history of family violence, is it relevant to current parenting proceedings? In Soulos & Sorbo [2019] the Full Court explored how to treat historical family violence in current parenting proceedings. The father appealed an order permitting the mother’s relocation order of the parties’ eight year …

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Discrete Property List Comes To Sydney

The Federal Circuit Court in Sydney has introduced the ‘Discrete Property List’ designed to streamline matters that are for financial orders only. The purpose of this is to promote a just resolution of disputes with minimum delay and expense. Previously, property cases have been listed before a judge of the Federal Circuit Court on the …

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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 violent and report them to police. We also hear of cases where people do things that lead to justified accusations. We have compiled a guide for those who have been accused of domestic violence in a family …

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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 are contravened. Contravening, or ‘breaching’ a Family Law Court Order is a serious matter and the Family Court of Australia can impose upon the offender a fitting punishment. Under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), there are a number of …

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