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We were only in a short relationship. Can I still make a claim for property settlement?

We were only in a short relationship. Can I still make a claim for property settlement?

There are a number of considerations used to determine if two people are living as a couple on a genuine domestic basis. For a full consideration of these issues, see our article...

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When can children decide which parent they want to live with

When can children decide which parent they want to live with?

All cases related to children are required to be determined in accordance with what is considered to be in the “best interests” of the child: What is considered to be in their...

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Changing Family Law property consent orders

Can I change my Family Law final property consent orders?

There are limited circumstances in which a court will allow changes to be made to final property consent orders. Final property consent orders are any orders that have been made...

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When are caveats not appropriate in Family Law?

When caveats in Family Law are inappropriate

As a family lawyer we see caveats being lodged over peoples’ properties after a separation on almost a daily basis. It appears to be the general practice to automatically lodge a...

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Etiquette when attending the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Australia

Etiquette when attending the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Australia

For many people, a courtroom is a strange place that they will never need to step into. For those that do, they tend to describe the experience as alien, confusing and often quite...

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A Binding Financial Agreement (Pre-nup) is there to protect your assets

A Binding Financial Agreement (Pre-nup) is there to protect your assets

We receive frequent enquiries from people wanting to protect their assets from claims from current or future partners. What they need is a Binding Financial Agreement (commonly...

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How does Family Law separation deal with pets

Separated? What about the family pets?

Laura and Riley were married with two children, Chloe and Mitch. Last Christmas Laura and Riley finally gave in to the childrens constantly badgering them for a French Bulldog....

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Why should I formalise my property settlement with my ex?

I often get asked by people why they should bother to formalise their property settlement. In many cases they’ve reached an informal agreement with their ex-partner which may be...

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Is my overseas marriage recognised in Australia?

Is my overseas marriage recognised in Australia?

The Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) is the legislation which determines whether a marriage is valid in Australia. The definition of marriage under that Act is: the union of a man and a...

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