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family law children's lawyers

What is an independent childrens lawyer?

When a matter is listed in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Family Court of Australia, a Judge may make Orders appointing an independent lawyer to represent the...

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family law divorce process

My spouse and I are separated. Do we need to get divorced before we can divide the property?

When parties to a marriage separate there is generally property that needs to be divided to allow each party to have a clean break and move forward financially. There is no law...

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family law marriages and annulments

How do I get my marriage annulled in Australia?

Annulment is a term used in America, meaning to declare a marriage null and void. In Australia a person must apply for a “decree of nullity of marriage” on the grounds that the...

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property settlement and children's issues

Family Law Win. Andersons successful in gaining client relocation

Andersons’ Family Law Department have just resolved a matrimonial matter in South Australia which finalises all matters to do with the parties’ property settlement and children’s...

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childrens issues

Spending time with the children where one parent is an alcoholic

It is in the best interests of children to have a close relationship with both of their parents and significant members of their family. However, the safety of the children will...

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family law

If I am married to more than one person and get caught will any of the marriages be valid?

The focus of this blog is on the act of entering into a marriage while lawfully married to another person, known as bigamy

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Family Law and criminal acts by one partner

Serious criminal act by my newly married partner

Heath and Bianca were married in April 2013. In early July 2013 Bianca discovered that Heath had been involved in an armed robbery earlier in the year and he was charged for the...

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same sex relationships

In a same sex relationship with one child?

Under the Family Law Act (the Act) the parents of a child are responsible for the care, welfare and development of the child. Each parent of a child has parental responsibility...

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parenting plan in family law

Is a Parenting Plan legally binding?

A parenting plan is used in Family Law matters and is an agreement between the parents, grandparents or other persons concerned with the care, welfare or development of a child,...

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