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    The Duty of Disclosure

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    Do I have to Disclose? The answer is… Yes! We are often asked by our clients what they must disclose…

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    COVID-19 & Financial Support

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    COVID-19 & FINANCIAL SUPPORT – HOW DO I GET IT? Financial support from your former spouse or partner in family…

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    Binding Financial Agreements and How to Set them Aside

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    Have you entered into a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA) that is outdated or is unfair? In certain circumstances, the laws…

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    Divorce and Family Law

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    What is Arbitration in Family Law?

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    Arbitration in Family Law Matters in Australia It is trite to say that the Family Court system is overburdened with…

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    Gifts Or Loans From Parents – Do They Have An Interest In The Property?

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    Advancement of Monies Have you assisted with the purchase of a home for your child(ren) who have now separated or…

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    Financial Abuse

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    When it comes to domestic and family violence verbal and physical abuse usually come to mind. However a further widespread…

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    Declaration of Nullity and Divorce

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    “Is a Declaration of Nullity the Same as a Divorce?” After married couples have been separated for a period of…

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    Fast-Tracking Family Law Matters

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    In the News: Fast-Tracked Family Law Matters “Women’s Economic Security Package to assist women exposed to family violence and streamline…

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    Property Settlement Time Limits

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    Separation can be a very stressful and emotional time, and parties may avoid or prolong finalising a property settlement with…

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    Parenting Matters

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    Role and Responsibility of the Independent Children’s Lawyer

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    How to deal with Children and Separation An Independent Children’s Lawyer has been appointed. What does this mean? An Independent…

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    Parenting Orders and Section 60I Certificates

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    The Family Law Act requires that a party seeking to commence Family Court proceedings to obtain parenting orders must attend…

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    Understanding Child Support

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    What is Child Support? In Australia the Federal Government, through Services Australia, administers the assessment and collection of Child Support…

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    Co-parenting in the Time of COVID19

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    The current COVID19 pandemic has required many of us to drastically alter our way of life in a matter of…

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    What is Parental Alienation?

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    What is Parental Alienation? Parental Alienation is unique to families who have separated or who are having a parenting dispute.…

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    Shared Parental Responsibility and Equal Time

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    Under the law, each parent has parental responsibility for a child who is under 18 years of age. This continues…

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    Others

    Conflation of Best Interests and Reasonable Practicability Considerations

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    Best Interests of the Child When determining a parenting matter, the Court must regard the ‘best interests of the child’…

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    Thinking of filing Court Proceedings

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    Thinking of filing Court Proceedings? When the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia merged on…

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    Pre-Action Procedures and Family Law

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    When the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) merged on 1 September 2021, the…

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    Treatment of total and permanent disability insurance in Family law

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    What is total and permanent disability insurance? Total and permanent disability (“TPD”) insurance is insurance received by an individual in…

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    What is a Gett?

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    When a couple who practise their Jewish faith separate and wish to “divorce”, there are only two ways to end…

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    Your Pet as Property: The Property Pet Predicament

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    Pets as Property With the increase of pet adoption and purchases during times of COVID-19, you may want to know…

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    Unsafe at Home

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    When being at home may not be the safest place … As Australia and the world are working tirelessly towards…

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    Surrogacy Agreement

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    If you and your partner want to have a child but are unable to conceive naturally, you may be considering…

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