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Family Lawyers

Tattooed Mother Ordered Not To Breastfeed! In an extraordinary case in Newcastle a mother of an 11 month old baby was restrained from breastfeeding the children because her recent tattoo put the child at unnecessary risk of contracting HIV. The Judge also ordered that...

Christmas and children for Divorced Couples. Family Lawyers usually see an upswing in disagreements between parents if they have no arrangements in place for the children for the holiday season. In an ideal world, parents should decide together with the...

In Family Law Divorce, Division of Property and Childcare Arrangments are all treated separately. It is important to be informed about Divorce and time limits. You cannot file for Divorce until at least 12 months after separation. You do not have to be...

Actress, Mary-Louise Parker who starred in the television series Weeds has written a book on past men in her life without name them. The interesting part is that after on particular break up when she was pregnant and after the child was born she refused to say...

The answer to this is no, unless you have the written permission from the other parent. If you are already in the Court System in either the Federal Circuit Court of the Family Court in relation to the children you cannot travel overseas without permission. The...

Inheritances are treated as a financial contribution by the person who receives it. It also depends on when the inheritance was received and what it was spent on. If it was late in the relationship or after separation then some Judges have segregated the money...

It is always suggested that you seek legal advice prior to making any agreement with your spouse. Some people mistakenly believe that it is a 50-50 split. This is actually rarely the case. There are a number of factors to be considered so early advice will give you...

Some people think that if they transfer property prior to a property settlement then that property is safe from their spouse. This is not the case. You have a legal duty to disclose all property that you own and even if you transfer the property to someone else the...

This is a question that is often asked of Family Lawyers. Many people believe the answer is dicated by convention, tradition and morality, rather than by the law. So it may surprise you that it is an issue that has been considered by the Supreme Court of New South...

There are several factors that determine whether you are in a defacto relationship. Firstly the relationship must be of an intimate kind and not just close friends. The courts can declare a defacto relationship if you have been living together for two years or made...

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