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Father Loses Appeal – Contact Limited To 2 Letters A Year

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 appealing decisions in relation to the property settlement and spousal maintenance. In mid-2013, a father flew out of the country with the children, one of …

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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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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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Post Separation Inheritance To Be Shared By Divorced Couple

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 inheritance from his father’s estate worth $430,686. The Court had to decide whether the inheritance received by the husband was to be included in the property pool for separation …

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Family Court Decision – One Mother’s Severe Lesson In Co-Parenting

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 son and a daughter. The son and daughter were aged three and one respectively when their parents separated, and the children remained living with their mother. Court records note 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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