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Category: Family Lawyer

Family Violence

Under section 4AB the Family Law Act Family Violence is defined as: violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person’s family (the family member ), or causes the family member to be fearful. This type of behaviour may include: (a)  an assault; or (b)  a sexual assault or other sexually abusive behaviour; or… Read more »

De Facto Relationships

In most cases when you first enter into a de facto relationship, you don’t  consider the impact this may have on your financial situation. Most people think that because they don’t get married and they don’t live in the same house as their partner that this will prevent their partner from being able to make… Read more »

Inheritance and Property Settlement

When an inheritance is received, and it benefits both parties to the relationship, often upon separation the spouse who is the intended beneficiary will argue that the financial benefit was only intended for them. In these circumstances they will aim to have the inherited sum excluded from any property settlement. Whilst it is possible to… Read more »

When can children have their say?

Children’s involvement in the family law process There are varying opinions as to what extent children should have their say in resolving parenting arrangements post separation. For some this might seem nonsensical given that the children themselves are the ones who will be most profoundly effected by the decisions being made. However, it has often… Read more »

Divorce. What is the Process?

No fault divorce In Australia we have the principle of no-fault divorce. This means that when the court is granting a divorce it does not need to consider why the marriage ended. The court must simply be satisfied that the marriage has broken down and there is no reasonable likelihood that the parties will get… Read more »

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