How Australia Introduced ‘No Fault Divorce’ — And Why Our Family Law System is Under Review Again

24 Nov
2020

How Australia Introduced ‘No Fault Divorce’ — And Why Our Family Law System is Under Review Again

For decades, if you wanted a divorce in Australia, you had to prove your spouse was to blame. No-fault divorce was not legal by local law. The grounds ranged from habitual drunkenness to adultery, and many cases involved the use of private investigators. Some couples who privately agreed to separate would…

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09 Nov
2020

Parental Responsibilities and Children’s Issues

You have had counselling with your partner and possibly your own counselling to solve Parental Responsibilities. Matters cannot be resolved. You have received financial advice to know what your financial future holds. You have endeavoured in every way possible to negotiate with your partner but without success. The stumbling block…

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27 Mar
2020

Obtaining Australian Child Passports After Separation

How Can I Obtain an Australian Child Passports for My Child After Separation? Before obtained Australian Child Passports, the Passport Office requires the child’s parent or any other person with parental responsibility to provide written consent to the passport being issued. Therefore, the easiest way to obtain a passport to…

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25 Feb
2020

Family Law Act 1975 Australia | What’s Best Fair In Love & Law?

What does the Family Law Act 1975 do? The Family Law Act 1975 actually focuses on the rights of children, and also the responsibilities of their parents to have their children, rather than on parental rights. Family Law Act 1975 ensures that children can always enjoy a meaningful relationship with…

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19 Feb
2020

Inquiry Into Family Law System and Child Support

Family Law System and Child Support What is the joint parliamentary committee inquiry about? The Prime Minister issued a media release on 17 September 2019 announcing the Government will undertake a Joint Parliamentary Committee of both the House and the Senate to conduct an inquiry into the Family Law system.…

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11 Feb
2020

Grandparents rights Australia: Living Arrangements For Children

Grandparents Rights Australia Grandparents rights in Australia 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 rights to see their grandchildren, it does provide the right to seek Court Orders…

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07 Jan
2020

Family Law and Social Media

Social Media Feuds: How It Can Affect Your Family Law Matter Almost 11 Million Australians will use Facebook over the course of 2019. Like most people, Facebook is used as a platform to share your thoughts and experiences or listen to others. As such, it is not uncommon to across…

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10 Oct
2019

Criminal Law in Family Law Proceedings

The Impact of Criminal Law in the Family Law Jurisdiction Pursuant to section 61DA of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), the presumption of equal shared parental responsibility exists within family law proceedings. However, this presumption does not apply in circumstances where parents have engaged in family violence due to…

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09 Sep
2019

Child Vaccinations Australia and Family Law

Family Court and Child Vaccinations Australia Whilst many couples have long, happy relationships, there are bound to be one or more serious points of disagreement when it comes to raising children. These issues become more relevant in circumstances where the couple has separated and have different views on how best…

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30 Aug
2019

Property and Sentimental Value

Sentimental Value in Property Settlement In determining how the property pool is split, the Court has previously highlighted the difficult and sometimes unique circumstances where one party may have sentimental value in an asset. In one particular case, the Husband of the proceedings was given 14 days to retrieve the…

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