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10 tips to save you time, money and emotion during a separation and divorce

The Christmas and holiday period is a time where we unfortunately see a rise in separation and divorce. This year has also been particularly stressful with COVID-19 restrictions...

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The Priority Property Pool list in the Federal Circuit Court – A new way to litigate?

On 7 February 2020, His Honour Justice William Alstergren introduced a new way to litigate financial cases to the Federal Circuit Court registries called the Priority Property...

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Do I still handover children during lockdown?

With another lockdown in South Australia suddenly upon us, what do the new COVID-19 restrictions mean for separated parents with children? Can separated parents hand over their...

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Gender Dysphoria cases in the Family Court - update on the case of Re Imogen

After the release of our blog on Gender Dysphoria the Family Court of Australia handed down judgment on 10 September 2020 in the matter of Re Imogen (No 6) [2020] FAMCA 761. This...

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Parenting courses after separation

When two people separate, there can often be conflict between the parties which often makes the ability to effectively communicate and to make decisions about their children, such...

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Will my “future needs” be considered in my Family Law property settlement?

Following separation, it is not uncommon for one party to be in a very different position than the other. This can be due to a range of factors which include differences in income...

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Can I make my ex pay my legal costs?

In Family Law matters the general principle is that each party is required to pay their own legal costs regardless of whether they “win” or “lose”. Courts do however have the...

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Can you only issue proceedings in children’s matters if you are a biological parent?

Commonly people believe that only a biological parent or grandparent is allowed to institute legal proceedings in Family Law in relation to a child. This is incorrect.

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We have separated but live in the same house. Can we still get a divorce?

It is not uncommon for a husband and wife to separate but continue to live together under the same roof. If you and your spouse have continued to live together in the same home...

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