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Family Law Courts

A new beginning for the Family Law system

On 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia will be amalgamated into the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (‘FCFCOA’). This new Court will consist of two divisions – Division 1 will deal with family law matters, while Division 2 will …

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Family Law Courts

Family Law System-The Reality

Over 7000 family law cases have been in the system for more than 18 months to two years around the country. On the direction of the Chief Justice, hundreds of cases were mentioned in the Brisbane Federal Circuit Court over two weeks in August 2021 to give litigants a final …

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How to apply for divorce: Procedure

How to Apply for Divorce: A Procedural Guide

A procedural guide on how to apply for divorce. It is important to note the difference between the various applications that can be made in family law. A common statement family lawyers hear is, “I want a divorce”. While that sentence’s meaning might be clear to a layperson, this can …

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Children order and how can you change name of a child after marriage

Changing Child’s Name After Separation

Following separation or divorce, it is not uncommon for a parent to want to change their child’s surname. A parent may want to change their child’s name after separation or divorce for a number of reasons, for instance: So that a child feels better associated sharing the same surname as …

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Property settlement in Divorce and family law.

Hiding Assets in Family Law Disputes

You may have heard someone say the line before, or maybe you have even thought to yourself – “I’ll just sell the ‘asset’ to my brother/mother/mate for a dollar”. This is quite possibly one of the most dangerous attitudes a party can have in a property settlement dispute and one …

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Property settlement and divorce

What is a property settlement and can you get it done before your divorce?

If you are separated and heading for divorce, consider finalising your property settlement as soon as possible to secure the best outcome for your future. What is property? Property refers to all your assets, financial resources, superannuation and liabilities. The Family Law Act defines property as being the ‘net asset …

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GPS tracking fro Domestic Violence

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN AUSTRALIA

Domestic Violence in Australia has been recognised as a major public health problem and it affects all people, irrespective of economic, educational, social, geographic or racial background.   Domestic Violence Statistics   Statistics reveal that, on average, at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia and one in three Australian …

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Family law and property separation

Selling property after a separation.

A separation or divorce can be one of the toughest things a person will face during their life. There is a lot to think about; where will you live, who gets what, who will the children and pets live with etc. Here are the things to keep in mind when …

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