Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Childrens Matters after separation

The breakdown of a relationship can be quite complicated and stressful for everyone involved.  It can be even more stressful when yur children are involved. The Family Law Act states that the rights and well being of a child of a marriage or a relationship is...

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Pets and Family Law

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald, "What about me?" has raised the questions of what happens to the family pet when couples separate? This is often a tricky question and can cause as much stress to separating couples as deciding on the future parenting...

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Divorce and Separation

Can you keep your lottery win? In a recent case [Eufrosin & Eufrosin] the Family Court of Australia looked into the question of how to divide matrimonial property when one party had a gambling "windfall" after separation but before the property settlement had been...

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Can you change Parenting Orders?

When parents separate one of the mainworries are future parenting arrangements of the children and this can often be a source of conflict between the parents. Since the 2006 amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 before any Court proceedings can be commenced, parents...

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What Maisie Knew

Separation and Divorce - Viewed through a Child's eyes When family separation occurs it is a difficult and emotional time for all involved. As adults it can take some time to mourn the end of a significant relationship and adjust to a new independent life. Despite...

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Are you in a defacto relationship?

In March 2009 changes were made to the Law about defacto couples (including same sex couples).  The change has meant that all defacto couples are treated exactly the same as a married couple when it comes to property settlement and other financial matters. The Family...

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What is an AVO or an ADVO?

An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is an Order made by the Court that prohibits certain behaviour of the defendant. An Apprehended Violence Order is designed to protect the person making the complaint from future harassment,...

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