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Category: Family Law


When parents disagree on child vaccination

When parents disagree on child vaccination

Vaccinations, in general, have historically been an area of dispute between parents for years and the COVID-19 vaccine is no different. So, what happens when the parents cannot agree whether a child should be vaccinated or not?
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Electronic witnessing of legal documents is here to stay in NSW

Electronic witnessing of legal documents is here to stay

The remote witnessing of important legal documents such as Wills, Statutory Declarations and Affidavits over audio-visual link technology is now here to stay in NSW!
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Relocating with children after separation

Relocating with children after separation

It's not unusual for a parent to relocate after separation and wishes to take the children with them. There are options, if agreement cannot be reached about child relocation.
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The crucial differences between divorce and property settlement

Crucial differences between divorce and property settlement

This blog aims to dispel some common misunderstandings about the interplay between obtaining a divorce and finalising your property settlement formally.
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How are pets treated in family law disputes?

Who gets the family pets after separation or divorce?

As time goes on, we are seeing our pets more and more as an integral part of the family. Whilst we may see our pets like our children, the Family Court of Australia does not see it that way.
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What are pre-action procedures in my family law matter?

Pre-action procedures before filing in Family Law Courts

Before initiating Court proceedings in the Family and Federal Circuit Court of Australia, parties should comply with all pre-action procedures unless they are exempt.
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COVID-19 list with the Family Law Courts for urgent matters

Urgent family law matters during COVID – the Family Courts have a dedicated list

If you are experiencing an urgent family law matter as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia have a dedicated court list to triage COVID-19 related family law issues which are of an urgent or priority nature.
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Property settlements applications out of time

Property settlement out of time granted after 10 years of separation

The recent case of Vince (No 2) [2021] in February 2021 highlights the requirement for parties to financially sever their relationship within the required timeframes and deal with their property settlement.
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What is parental responsibility in relation to family law?

What is parental responsibility in family law matters

When discussing parenting arrangements for your child after separation, you may hear the term 'parental responsibility' being used. What does it mean? Why is it important? Does it govern the amount of time each parent spends with the child/children?
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What is a fair property settlement after separation?

Negotiating property settlement – what’s a fair share?

A common comment we hear, after separation, is "we have decided to split the assets 50:50 as that is fair". On the surface, this may look fair but delving deeper, it may not be in your best interests and it may not be what the Court considers just and equitable.
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Are there time limits for property settlement?

Are there time limits for property settlement after separation or divorce?

One of the first questions a family law lawyer may ask you is 'when did you separate?'. There is a good reason for this question. Time limits apply to family law proceedings for property settlement.
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