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What happens if my partner and I reconcile after final orders for property were made by the Court?

What happens if my partner and I reconcile after having final orders for property made by the Court?

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What you need to be aware of if you are in a de facto relationship

In law, de facto relationships have been provided with the same rights as married people. Therefore, there are some important things to be aware of if you are in a de facto...

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I’m in a relationship but not married, do I need a relationship contract?

Many couples are in a de facto relationship and stay that way, like married couples in de facto relationship couples can also enter into a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA) to...

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Who is a parent? The case of Masson v Parsons

Last week the High Court of Australia handed down a highly anticipated decision in the case of Masson v Parsons. This case deals with the legal definition of 'parent' and...

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Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Act 2018

Recent amendments to the Family Law Act will ensure greater protection to victims of family violence who have to face their abusers in court. The Family Law Amendment (Family...

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Victims of Domestic Violence

Why does she stay? A question so frequently asked with respect to women who suffer from Domestic Violence

Why does she stay? A question so frequently asked with respect to women who suffer from Domestic Violence at the hands of an abusive partner.

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Adult Adoption and Estate Planning

Adult adoption is now able to occur in South Australia. You may be wondering why one would consider adopting an adult, or being adopted as an adult, in the first place? One of the...

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The Affects of Family and Domestic Violence on Employability

The effects of Family and Domestic Violence on Employability

Family and domestic violence (FDV) causes great human and economic cost to our community. One of the costs of domestic violence which is, perhaps, less readily recognised, is the...

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Cross-examination in Family Law Matters Involving Violence

Cross-examination in Family Law Matters Involving Violence

New amendments to the Family Law Act have recently been passed that prevent perpetrators of family violence from questioning their victim during cross-examination in family law...

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