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What's it like inside the Federal Circuit Court

An insider’s view to the Federal Circuit Court

As a family lawyer, the courtroom to me is a very familiar place. For my clientele however, the courtroom is often an unfamiliar place, marred by images of shouting, fighting and...

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Family Law property settlement

Risks in delaying property settlement

We are increasingly coming across clients who have separated and left finalising their Family Law property settlement for many years. There are considerable risks involved in...

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After separation who stays in the home

Separated? Who gets to live in the former family home?

It’s a big decision to make the choice to separate from your partner. It’s most usual, once you’ve made that decision, for one of you to leave the former matrimonial home. ...

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Difference between Family Court and Federal Circuit Court

What’s the difference between the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court?

There are two courts in Australia which deal with Family Law matters; the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia. Both Courts use the Family Law Act...

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New rental laws in South Australia for victims of domestic violence

New rental laws for South Australian domestic violence victims

In November 2015 new laws were passed in South Australia to provide protection against financial penalties for victims of domestic violence who are renting their homes.

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Passport for my child

Can I get a passport for my child without the other parent’s consent?

Generally, when applying for your child’s passport consent must be given by both parents and any other person who has parental responsibility for that child.

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Family Court time frames for Christmas 2015

How can I make sure I spend time with my children at Christmas?

We understand that Christmas, New Year and long summer school holidays can be an anxious time for separated families; both for parents and children. Unfortunately situations do...

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Can I change my Family Court Order regarding the care and living arrangements of my children?

When orders are made by the Family Law Court regarding the care and living arrangements of children they are based on the known circumstances of the parties and the children at...

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Is it worth lodging a caveat in Family Law proceedings?

Is it worth lodging a caveat in my property settlement matter?

A caveat is a relatively cheap way to note your interest in a property because the filing fee is only $155.00 (current as at September 2015) and the fees for preparing it are also...

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