How Australia Introduced ‘No Fault Divorce’ — And Why Our Family Law System is Under Review Again

24 Nov
2020

How Australia Introduced ‘No Fault Divorce’ — And Why Our Family Law System is Under Review Again

For decades, if you wanted a divorce in Australia, you had to prove your spouse was to blame. No-fault divorce was not legal by local law. The grounds ranged from habitual drunkenness to adultery, and many cases involved the use of private investigators. Some couples who privately agreed to separate would…

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09 Nov
2020

Parental Responsibilities and Children’s Issues

You have had counselling with your partner and possibly your own counselling to solve Parental Responsibilities. Matters cannot be resolved. You have received financial advice to know what your financial future holds. You have endeavoured in every way possible to negotiate with your partner but without success. The stumbling block…

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23 Oct
2020

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to Maintain a working relationship with your former partner after separation

How to avoid court? Alternative dispute resolution. Maintain a working relationship with your former partner after separation, especially if there are children For the sake of your family, especially your children, after a separation, it is important, if at all possible to do so, to maintain a working relationship with…

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08 Oct
2020

What is a Collaborative Practice Agreement?

What is a Collaborative Practice Agreement? In Collaborative Practice Agreements, the desires of the parties participating in the negotiations are ascertained prior to the first combined meeting with their lawyers and with each other at the time of the early stages of the joint negotiation meetings. It is quite common…

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05 Oct
2020

Are You Considering Family Separation in Australia?

A separation in your family. What does it mean for you? Have you clearly thought it through? This could be one of the most traumatic experiences a family will face. Family Separation can be devastating for everyone involved. How well you handle a separation will impact on how well you…

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23 Sep
2020

Superannuation Legislation: Protecting your financial interests under Family Law

They are property issues and superannuation. Superannuation Legislation for many years was not property under the Family Law legislation and the Court had no power to deal with it although the Court, to overcome this difficulty, made an adjustment to a party’s interests and in some cases extreme adjustments to…

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11 Sep
2020

Everything You Need To Know About Full And Frank Disclosure In Family Law

In Family Law property or parenting proceedings, the parties have a responsibility to provide full and frank disclosure.  The Duty of full and frank disclosure is a requirement for all parties involved in a family law dispute to provide to each other party all information relevant to an issue in…

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15 Jun
2020

Five Simple Ways To Cut Unnecessary Costs On Your Family Lawyer

As with many professional services sectors, law professionals generally really only sell their time. And, as we all know very well, time is money. So if you are searching for legal advice the family lawyer cost can be higher depending on the expertise level of your attorney. In the interest…

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11 May
2020

How Tight Is An Airtight BFA?

Preparing an Airtight Binding Financial Agreement Binding Financial Agreements (BFA), also referred to as “pre-nups” are created when two parties have made a fully informed decision to enter into a binding agreement. The creation of an Airtight Binding Financial Agreement requires the parties to disclose their financial position, provide reasonable…

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27 Apr
2020

Enacting Recovery Orders To Bring Back Your Kids by Parenting plan or Agreement.

What Happens if a Party breaks Parenting plan or arrangement and Does Not Return the Child? If you are concerned that your child may not be returned to your care after spending time with the other parent, there are some simple things you can do to try and avoid this…

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