Five Simple Ways To Cut Unnecessary Costs On Your Family Lawyer

15 Jun

Five Simple Ways To Cut Unnecessary Costs On Your Family Lawyer

As with many professional services sectors, law professionals generally really only sell their time. And as we all know very well, time is money. In the interests of saving everyone time (and money), we've compiled a short list of items to consider if budget is a factor (and let's face…

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11 May

How Tight Is An Airtight BFA?

Preparing an Airtight Binding Financial Agreement Binding Financial Agreements (BFA), also referred to as “pre-nups” are created when two parties have made a fully informed decision to enter into a binding agreement. The creation of an Airtight Binding Financial Agreement requires the parties to disclose their financial position, provide reasonable…

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04 May

Financial Settlement, Debt, and Home Loans. More Money. More Problems.

What Happens to Home Loans, Mortgages and Properties After Divorce? One of the biggest concerns of parties whose marriage has broken down is what happens to financial resources and debt during this process. When it comes to matrimonial assets, one of the main considerations is whether the party who resides…

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27 Apr

Enacting Recovery Orders To Bring Back Your Kids

What Happens if a Party Does Not Return the Child? If you are concerned that your child may not be returned to your care after spending time with the other parent, there are some simple things you can do to try and avoid this situation, or, make it easier for…

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03 Apr

The Stress Of Preparing For A Family Report

It is inevitable that if parents who institute proceedings in the family court involving their children, will if the parenting issues relating to the children are not resolved, be required to attend a conference and consult with initially a family consultant attached to the court, and if the matter proceeds…

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18 Mar

Why Is My Family Law Matter Taking So Long?

Merging Family Courts and Early Senate Reports The current structure of the Family Court and Federal Circuit have led to systematic backlogs of cases, with Judges required to hear a multitude of matters on a single day. This has led many parties who have proceedings before the Court to be…

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25 Feb

What’s Fair In Love & Law?

Determining issues at law When the Court makes a determination on property issues it takes into account the provisions of the Family Law Act 1975 and in particular the approach for the determination of an application under section 79 of the Family Law Act.  The principles are well established by…

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25 Feb

Divorce Application Options You Might Not Know About

What Happens If My Ex Won’t Sign the Divorce Papers? Divorce can be a very difficult time in both parties’ lives. Sometimes after the breakdown of a marriage, one party has difficulty in accepting this fact and may refuse to sign divorce papers. Other situations might involve a controlling ex-partner…

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11 Feb

Grandparents and Living Arrangements For Children

Grandparents' Legal Right To See Grandchildren The Family Law Act states the importance of children having a relationship with grandparents and other significant family members. Although the Act does not give Grandparents the automatic right to see their grandchildren, it does provide the right to seek Court Orders which would…

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03 Feb

Can Family Court Make An Order In Relation To An Unborn Child?

Q: Can Family Court Make An Order In Relation To An Unborn Child? A: No! The Court is powerless to make orders prior to the birth of the child. As a family lawyer, I often receive inquiries from soon to be fathers wanting to know their rights in relation to…

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