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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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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

Inheritance and Property Settlement During Divorce

The question often arises as to how the inheritance should be dealt with in a property settlement during a divorce. Inheritance in property settlement during a divorce generally fall into one of three categories: Inheritances received during the relationship; Inheritances received late in the relationship or following separation; Anticipated or prospective …

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