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What Does The Independent Children’s Lawyer Do?

In parenting matters in family law, the court will often appoint an independent children’s lawyer to represent the best interests of the children. Each parent knows what they want and what they believe to be the best thing for their children and themselves. They each participate in the court case and have a lawyer representing …

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8 Tips For Choosing The Best Family Lawyer

How Do You Find The Best Family Lawyer? Choosing the best family lawyer during your divorce is very important, helping you reach the best outcome, understand the process and make the most appropriate decisions. The right family lawyer can mean a faster, less expensive and less emotionally taxing process. To make the choice for the …

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The Right To Stay In the Family Home After Separation

When Your Ex Won’t Move Out It is easy to think of separation as exactly that: a breakdown of the relationship and therefore a physical separation as one or both parties move out of what was once their family home. Sometimes, however, that matrimonial home becomes a battleground as ex-spouses decide to separate but then …

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The Politician, the Wife and the Partner

A man has an affair with a woman he met at work. He was married to his estranged wife for twenty-four years and has four daughters with her. His girlfriend is now seven months pregnant with his fifth child. Spotted this weekend with his girlfriend house hunting in the holiday suburb of South West Rocks …

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Court Refuses To Split Property After Breakdown Of 5 Year Marriage

A court declared that a husband and wife were to walk away with their own property after the breakdown of a 5-year marriage. This left the husband with $80,000 and the wife with $300,000. Under Section 79 of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), the court has the discretion to make property settlement orders if …

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Mum Ordered To Pay Back $4,142.73 In Child Support

A Mother has been ordered to pay back $4,142.73 in child support as it was discovered that she had knowingly lied about the child’s parentage to the child’s ‘father.’ Mr Hallis sought repayment of the $4,142.73 in child support payments, as well as the legal costs incurred by him in previous and current legal proceedings …

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Post Separation Inheritance To Be Shared By Divorced Couple

Mr Calvin and Ms McTier were in a relationship that lasted approximately eight years. In January 2014, about 4 years after separation, the husband received an inheritance from his father’s estate worth $430,686. The Court had to decide whether the inheritance received by the husband was to be included in the property pool for separation …

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Australian Couple Separating Overseas

With the world becoming more interconnected and globalised, it is not uncommon for a family to relocate and live overseas. This can be because of factors such as employment, spending time closer to family, or simply wishing to experience something different. Whilst couples in a committed relationship rarely think about splitting with their partner, it …

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