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Marriage and Divorce: Australian trends

The marriage and divorce trends discussed in this blog allow us to better understand where there has been a shift, and whether it may affect you.

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10 tips to save you time, money and emotion during a separation and divorce

This blog outlines our top 10 tips to save you time, money and emotion when dealing with a recent separation and divorce.

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Infidelity in Family Law: do cheaters pay more in a property settlement?

Separation is tough at the best of times, but can be even more emotional and messy when another party gets involved. The court is not concerned with infidelity or whether this was...

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Is property acquired post separation included in property settlement disputes?

Separating parties often take lengthy periods to attempt to resolve property settlement disputes. Significant problems can arise when people fail to formalise arrangements for...

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New child abduction laws in parenting cases

A recent amendment to the Family Law Act 1975 means that a parent who abducts their child internationally could be imprisoned for up to 3 years.

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Division of assets in short relationships – a proverbial ‘Wrecking Ball’

The separation of celebrity super-couple Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth has flooded the news in the last few weeks. The pair will likely need to divide their assets. This blog...

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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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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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