27 Apr
2020

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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18 Mar
2020

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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04 Dec
2019

Domestic Violence and spousal visas

Family Violence in Property Matters The issue of family violence is current governed by both the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011 (Cth). The recent amendments effectively change the Family Law Act to provide: Greater protection from harm…

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23 Apr
2019

Mental Health Conditions and Parenting Arrangements

How Do Mental Health Conditions Affect Family Law Proceedings? If you have been diagnosed with a mental health condition, this can impact both child welfare/parenting arrangements in addition to property disputes. However, a mental health condition does affect or have relevance to divorce proceedings (provided there is no children of…

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07 Nov
2018

Breaching Domestic Violence Orders

What Are Domestic Violence Orders? Domestic Violence Orders (‘DVO’), also known as “protection” or “restraining” orders are made by the court to prevent domestic violence against the person bringing the application (“the aggrieved”). The imposition of a Domestic Violence Orders will generally impose certain conditions against the person committing the…

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04 Apr
2018

How Our Children Are Exposed to Terrifying Content Online

Children are being exposed to disturbing content on the home computer, despite the best intentions and efforts of parents who have installed filters and monitoring systems to protect their children from inappropriate content. Children whose parents believe they are watching harmless and age-appropriate videos (such as Pepper Pig and Frozen),…

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16 Feb
2018

Top 10 Matters to think about when separating

Top 10 Matters to think about when separating Seek advice from your accountant or financial adviser on the financial consequences arising from a separation. Work out a budget of your essential living expenses, not only for yourself but your children. List all your expenses. Download a financial statement from the…

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26 Sep
2017

Considering Separation? Read this first.

Are you considering separation? A separation in your family. What does it mean for you? Have you clearly thought it through? This could be one of the most traumatic experiences a family will face. Separation can be devastating for everyone involved. How well you handle a separation will impact on…

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04 Sep
2017

Sex, Lies & Family Violence. Consider Your Options Today.

Is there family violence in your relationship? Are the stresses in your life caused by family violence, drugs or alcohol abuse by your partner? Family violence takes many forms. It is not necessarily verbal or physical violence. Many forms of violence are considered family violence under the legislation: It could…

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