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Category: Family Lawyer

Practical Steps to Consider when separating

Sometimes separation comes as shock, sometimes it doesn’t!   Whether a relationship ends abruptly, or occurs after years of growing apart, most people don’t  appreciate how intertwined their lives have become until they separate. Once the decision has been made that the relationship is irreconcilable, there are several significant decisions that need to be made. The… Read more »

When the Court Orders Supervised Time

When a parent or significant person in a child’s life (such as a grandparent) makes an application to the court for time spending with a child, the best interests of the child will be the Courts primary consideration. Once an application has been made, it is likely that orders will be made for time spending… Read more »

BINDING FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS (BFA’s)

Having a properly drafted Binding Financial Agreement (or BFA) can be an effective way for a de-facto or married couple to determine how their assets will be divided in the event of a separation. Binding Financial Agreements can be entered into prior to the commencement of the relationship, during the period of the relationship, or… Read more »

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 »

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