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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 breakdown of a 5-year marriage. This left the husband with $80,000 and the wife with $300,000. Under Section 79 of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), the court has the discretion to make property settlement orders if …

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The First Gay Divorce In Australia

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 (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017. Whilst many same-sex couples across Australia are busily planning their weddings under the new legislation, one Perth couple is set to become the first same-sex …

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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 Moller’s income was said to of averaged about $1.5million per annum. The couple also shared two primary-school-aged children from the marriage. In the final year that the couple was together, it was estimated by Ms Moller that …

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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 to predict and manage risk and uncertainty, fittingly have the lowest divorce rate, at 17%. This was then followed by physical scientists, life scientists, clergy, and software developers. If you’re into pokie machines, sports bet or blackjack, you …

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What If Your Ex Doesn’t Want Your Children Vaccinated?

Separated parents may have disagreements when it comes to vaccinating their children. 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 both parents generally agree. If there is a disagreement of some sort, your job becomes exponentially …

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