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Urgent (and After Hours) Domestic Violence Orders in the NSW

If you are fearful for your physical or psychological safety you may apply for urgent, interim, protection orders, even on ...
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Urgent (and After Hours) Family Violence Orders in the ACT

Urgent (and After Hours) Family Violence Orders in the ACT If you are fearful for your physical or psychological safety ...
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“Grandparents have rights too”

How the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) recognises grandparents and the importance of a meaningful relationship with grandchildren. Grandparents sometimes ...
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Divorce

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The many stages in your family law matter

Are you going to Court? The many stages in your family law matter A number of clients start off their ...
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A Simple Guide to Divorce

By Pheobe Ryan Fixed Fee Simple Divorce elringtons Lawyers are now offering a fixed fee ‘Simple Divorce’ service priced at ...
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How much will my Family Law Case cost?

When a client first meets a family lawyer, high among his/her considerations is the question of costs: How much will ...
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Costs in Family Law Matters: Lawyer’s Disclosure Obligations about the Legal Cost

By Carlos Turini The legal cost surrounding a family law dispute is normally a major consideration for the parties involved ...
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Family Law - Have the wheels fallen off your relationship?

So you want to get divorced! 12 Things you need to know

1. How long do we have to be separated? Before you can apply to the Federal Circuit Court for a ...
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Children Parenting Arrangements and Disputes

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Can I change my child’s surname after separation?

Family courts have the power to make parenting orders under the Family Law Act. An order to change a child’s ...
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Why has my child been appointed their own lawyer (ICL)?

By Chris Lever In complex family law disputes between parents about their children, the Court sometimes appoints an independent children’s ...
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10 useful tips for your Family Court Appearance

By Gemma Sutherland Going to court can be stressful and unnerving for those who have not experienced it before. Here ...
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Care and Protection Proceedings in the ACT – Part 2

By Gemma Sutherland The child’s best interests In Care and Protection proceedings the Court must always consider the best interests ...
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Care and Protection Proceedings in the ACT – Part 1

By Gemma Sutherland Introduction to Care and Protection Jurisdiction The Children’s Court in the Australian Capital Territory deals with matters ...
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Family Court consent no longer required for treatment of Gender Dysphoria in Children

By Anya Aidman In the judgment of Re Kelvin delivered in November 2017, the Full Court of the Family Court ...
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Financial Agreements

Financial Agreements

Binding Financial Agreements (BFAs) AN INTRODUCTION The terms “financial agreement”, “binding financial agreement” or “BFA” are often used loosely by ...
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What is a cohabitation agreement and why should I get one?

What are “financial agreements”, “binding financial agreements” or “BFAs”? The terms “financial agreement”, “binding financial agreement” or “BFA” are often ...
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Bankruptcy and Family Law

By Anya Aidman We have recently had an increase in family law clients coming to us for advice in cases ...
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When can a Pre Nup be set aside?

FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 90K Circumstances in which court may set aside a financial agreement or termination agreement ...
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Pre Nuptial Agreements

The term "prenuptial agreement" is generally well understood.  It may be defined as a legal agreement between two parties entered ...
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Property and Finances

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What is a caveat and how may it be used to protect real estate in family law?

By Gabby Bridger When parties separate, sometimes one or the other must take steps to protect the assets before a ...
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Who gets the Pets?

Who Gets the Dog? Pets in Family Law Matters

We love our pets and often they truly are part of the family. So when it comes to the end ...
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How much will my Family Law Case cost?

When a client first meets a family lawyer, high among his/her considerations is the question of costs: How much will ...
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Costs in Family Law Matters: Lawyer’s Disclosure Obligations about the Legal Cost

By Carlos Turini The legal cost surrounding a family law dispute is normally a major consideration for the parties involved ...
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Who is at Fault for Financial Losses in a Marriage?

As a general principle, financial losses incurred by the parties in the course of their marriage or de-facto relationship should ...
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Stamp Duty & Capital Gains Tax Concessions In Family Law Property Matters

By Carlos Turini – Family Law Specialist There are many good reasons why former spouses should formalise legally their property ...
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Family Law: Property Disputes and Settlements

The Full Court of the Family Court some years ago[1] identified  the steps that the Court must follow to decide ...
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Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation

Carlos Turini talks with Nesh Nikolic from Better Thinking

Alternative Dispute Resolution – Better Thinking

Carlos Turini talks with Nesh Nikolic from Better Thinking. Nesh Nikolic is a Clinical Psychologist based in Canberra. They discuss ...
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Court should become the last resort for resolving family parenting and property disputes!

The Crisis in the Family Court System There are numerous media reports about the fact that the Family Court system ...
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Family Law Dispute Resolution

Resolving family disputes without going to court! Parties involved in a family law disputes are encouraged to attempt to negotiate ...
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Spira Staicase

The many stages in your family law matter

Are you going to Court? The many stages in your family law matter A number of clients start off their ...
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To mediate or not to mediate?

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law By Anya Aidman When it comes to alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), there is never ...
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Family Law – Private Binding Child Support Agreements

By Carlos Turini – Family Law Specialist On occasions, the parents of a child prefer to come to an agreement ...
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Family Law: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a term that has become commonly used surrounding litigation. In relation to any family law ...
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95% of Family Law matters settle out of court

In the vast majority of cases former spouses settle outstanding matters such as property and children matters between themselves. The ...
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Surrogacy

Assisted Reproduction

Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Surrogacy

Unhindered access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in recent years has provided an enormous boost to loving families who have ...
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Surrogacy Agreements and Parentage Orders

By Anya Aidman Earlier this month, surrogacy was thrown into the national spotlight again after a surrogacy agreement in Queensland ...
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Surrogacy in the ACT

A surrogate is a woman who carries a pregnancy for a person who cannot fall pregnant themselves due to medical ...
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Is a Surrogate a Parent of a Child?

A women who carries a pregnancy for another person is called the ‘Surrogate’. When the child is born, the surrogate ...
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Woman Loses Family Court bid for Baby to Dead Partner

In a recent judgement delivered this week[1], Justice Watts of the Family Court of Australia says he had no choice ...
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Surrogacy – Decisions in the best interest of the child

In June 2011, Justice Garry Watts of the Family Court in Sydney ordered that a Queensland couple were the parents ...
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De Facto Relationships

De Facto Partners Now Entitled To Superannuation Splitting Orders

By Carlos Turini – Family Law Specialist In a separate article, De Facto Partners’ Property Disputes Now in the Family ...
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De Facto Relationships: “Contracting Out” of the Family Law Act

By Carlos Turini – Family Law Specialist In a separate article, De Facto Partners’ Property Disputes Now in the Family ...
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De Facto Partners’ Property Disputes

Now in the Family Court Major amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) came into effect from 1 March ...
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Adoption

Different Nationalities

Adoption News

Adoption has been in the news recently with changes to the NSW adoption laws and recommendations for a national adoption ...
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Adoption over 18

Can you legally adopt someone who is over 18?

Adoption is usually associated with young children, but it is also possible for adults to be adopted. Often, this is ...
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Domestic Violence

Bungendore Police Station NSW

Urgent (and After Hours) Domestic Violence Orders in the NSW

If you are fearful for your physical or psychological safety you may apply for urgent, interim, protection orders, even on ...
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Australian Federal Police - Image by trueblueline from Pixabay

Urgent (and After Hours) Family Violence Orders in the ACT

Urgent (and After Hours) Family Violence Orders in the ACT If you are fearful for your physical or psychological safety ...
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Stop Domestic Violence

Family and Domestic Violence

The existence of domestic violence in relationships is sadly widely spread in today’s society. The perpetrators and the victims of ...
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Reducing violence against women and their children

Media Release The Government has released research into attitudes that can lead to violence against women. The main research findings ...
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