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Divorce applications and arrangements for children

Filed under: Divorce, Children, Agreements, Family Law, Children's Court/Care and Protection

The divorce process is never easy and if there are also children involved, there are a number of other considerations to take into account that can make...

An introduction to enforceable agreements before, during, and after a marriage

Filed under: Divorce, Separation, Property Settlement, Financial Disputes, Agreements, Family Law

The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) outlines the following type of enforceable agreements: caring for children; division of property; spousal...

When is the Right Time for a Family Law Property Settlement?

Filed under: Divorce, Property Settlement, Financial Disputes, Agreements, Family Law

RELATIONSHIPS can break down for a variety of reasons, and equally in as many various circumstances. A common situation is the "out of the blue" announcement...

What is the difference between a Parenting Order and Adoption?

Filed under: Children, Agreements, Family Law

Adoption is the legal process where a child joins and becomes a recognised member of a family. In these circumstances, adoptive parents assume all legal...

The Need for Speed? – Post-Separation Settlement

Filed under: Divorce, Separation, Property Settlement, Agreements, Family Law

As highlighted in my previous article “Why do I need a Family Lawyer?”, a failure to finalise your property settlement with your former spouse/partner...

Breaching Parenting Orders

Filed under: Divorce, Children, Agreements, Family Law

Breaching a parenting order is a serious matter. As a parenting order is a court order, all parties involved must comply it with. Non-compliance with a...

Property Settlements between Spouses and Partners - Binding Financial Agreements or Consent Orders?

Filed under: Divorce, Financial Disputes, Agreements, Binding Financial Agreements (Prenuptial Agreements), Family Law

A NUMBER of people are aware that they can resolve their property settlement by: a) filing documents with the Court, or b) signing a Financial Agr...

Adult child maintenance: Am I entitled to receive maintenance for my children even if they are over the age of 18?

Filed under: Children, Agreements, Family Law

It is a common misconception that a parent’s ability to ask another parent to contribute to the financial support of their child, once that child is over...

Families in abeyance for up to three years as Court lists spill out

Filed under: Divorce, Agreements, Family Law, Mediation

The delays in the family law jurisdiction have been the focus of considerable attention for some time, but even more so in recent months. This month, family...

“Second bite of the cherry” – when are financial settlements really final?

Filed under: Divorce, Agreements, Binding Financial Agreements (Prenuptial Agreements), Family Law

Most family law clients want certainty. When asked during their first meeting “why are you here?” or “what do you want to achieve?”, 90% of new clients...

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