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changing child's surname without ex partners consent

Can I change my child’s surname without my ex’s consent?

We are often presented with matters where the parents have separated when the child was young and one parent has taken it upon themselves to informally change the child’s surname...

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Parental responsibility

Parental responsibility - where do I stand?

Parents have parental responsibility of their children. This parental responsibility continues until the child reaches the age of 18 or it is removed by way of a Federal Circuit...

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Disclosure and Family Law

Do I have to "tell all" in Family Law?

When parties are part of a family law dispute, whether it be financial or children’s matters, they are required to make full and frank disclosure of all information which is...

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pros and cons of child changeover locations

Child changeover locations: the pros and cons

Changeover: The process by which one parent collects or delivers the child/children to the other parent at the commencement or the conclusion of their time with the...

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terminal illness and family law property settlement

Terminal illness and Family Law property settlement

It is not unexpected that such a topic would be considered unpalatable by many. It is also not surprising that such a topic creates a segue into a moral debate, as well as...

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Can Police get involved in Family Law matters

Can the Police intervene in Family Law childrens issues?

Kylie and Max have two children, Leo and Steve. Kylie and Max separated and went to mediation. At mediation they reached agreement about the children and entered into a Parenting...

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Can I get divorced if I cannot locate my husband or wife?

Can I get divorced if I can't locate my husband or wife?

The shortest time from separation before your allowed to apply for a divorce is 1 year. A lot of things can change in the time following separation and we see many cases where...

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Short marriage breakdown

What happens when a short marriage breaks down?

Sadly, we see a number of cases where marriages break down after a very short period. Sometimes the marriage only lasts for a year or so, occasionally only a few months and we...

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same sex marriage overseas

Are overseas same sex marriages recognised in Australia?

Same sex marriage is still unavailable in Australia but is available in a number of other countries.

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