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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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Divorce over the Christmas period

The Christmas Present Nobody Wants: Divorce

Chaotic schedules, booze-fuelled functions and awkward family get-togethers are predictable happenings that mark the annual Christmas and New Year season. Unfortunately however,...

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intervention or restraining orders

Successfully defending an intervention order

An intervention order is an order made by a Court restraining the defendant from having certain types of contact with the person protected by the order. Andersons Solicitors have...

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Changing a child's name

Clients commonly ask about having their child’s name changed to include both parents’ surnames after separation. It is generally the mother who seeks the name change so that her...

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adult adoption, father and son,

Can adults be adopted?

Adoption is often used to build or extend a family. But what happens when the person you wish to adopt is over the age of 18?

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Family Law and “Airport Watch List” orders

Family Law and “Airport Watch List” orders

If Matty and Tara have not been able to meet to discuss the ongoing care arrangements of their child and Matty continues to have concerns he may need to consider filing an urgent...

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How is inherited property treated in Family Law property settlement?

I inherited a property after separating from my ex. Will it be included in the property pool for division?

In August 2016 Terese inherited a property from her father’s estate. The house is estimated to be worth $850,000 and has no liability attached to it. How will it be treated in a...

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The father of my child is denying he is the father

I know he's the father of my child but he keeps denying it

When there is a dispute regarding a child’s parentage the first step is to look at the Family Law Act which sets out circumstances where a person may be presumed to be the parent...

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Separation & School Fees

After separation, who pays the private school fees?

One major issue of contention that separated parents often face is payment of school fees, particularly when they are private school fees which as at 2017 in South Australia,...

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