Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Who gets the family home after separation?

Who gets the family home after separation depends on who can refinance the property taking into account there is likely to be a payment made to the other party. If you are on an income of $50,000 and the current Mortgage is say $400,000 then you are highly unlikely to...

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What are consent Orders?

Consent Orders are Orders that you agree on and are then made by the Court in your absence. Consent Orders can be in relation to parenting or financial matters.  In order for Consent Orders to be filed, a document known as a Financial Statement must be prepared and...

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How to get a Divorce

Do I have to go to Court? A Divorce Application must be filed in the Federal Circuit Court (a court that deals in family law).  You do not need to attend if: 1.   There are no children under 18; 2.   Your spouse does not object; and 3.   You have evidence that you...

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Family Law Agreements

What is a Pre-nuptial Agreement? These Agreements are for people intending to enter into either a marriage or a defacto relationship but the Agreement must be completed and signed before the marriage or cohabitation commences. A Prenuptial Agreement is one form of...

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The French Impotence Courts

The history of marriage can reveal some very interesting facts. In 16th Century France for example, men who were not able to please their wives in bed were summoned before the Court. This is because one of the few reasons the Church would allow a woman a Divorce was...

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