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Family Lawyers

Family law is a complex beast and it is no wonder why it is very difficult to wade through without a family lawyer. However, there are a couple of legal questions/problems that everyone in a family, separated or not, has wanted to know the answer to. Here are the...

When Family law clients who have recently separated from their partner or spouse first arrive at our offices, they usually have a percentage figure in mind, but a formal offer is one of the last steps in a property settlement. Actually, there are 5 steps to splitting...

If you are in the Family Court System, you will likely be frustrated with the delays. It can be as long as 2 years from the date of the Application before your matter is heard at a Hearing where a Judge will make a final decision. Then it may take months to get the...

In a lot of the parenting/children cases that come to our office, the first question is often, “How do we get to court?”. Going to Court straight away has some benefits in some cases, but usually you will have to follow a few key steps. Under the Family...

A decision of the Family Court in Darwin V Gryner is an illustration that the affection and care the child feels for a step parent carries greater weight than merely the biological link to a mother. The facts of this case revolved around a young boy who lived with his...

The Federal Circuit Court has recently considered the application of the mother of a young child in Year 6, to change her school in order to protect her from bullying. This application was made despite the child having attended that school since Kindergarten. The...

When making a Costs Order in family law matters, a Judge of either the Federal Circuit Court of Family Court of Australia, hearing the Costs Application will exercise his or her discretion. As with other jurisdictions, Costs Orders do not automatically follow an...

When making a costs order in Family Law matters, a Judge of either the Federal Circuit Court or Family Court of Australia, hearing the cost application will exercise his or her discretion. When making a costs order in Family Law matters, a Judge of either the Federal...

In our previous article we spoke of costs in the Family Courts and how a Judge will be satisfied as to when your former partner has to pay the other’s legal costs. This article will explain how you apply to the Court to have such a costs order or any other...

Parents are responsible to provide financial support (child support) for their children regardless of: Whether they were married, in a defacto relationship, never lived together, are separated or divorced; Where the children live or the amount of time they spend with...

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