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The Family Law Act states that a spouse in a marriage is liable to maintain the other spouse by way of spousal maintenance if they are reasonably able to do so and only if the other spouse is unable to support themselves for three reasons. This article will explain...

A recent matter heard in the full Family Court has garnered attention as it has overturned a previous case that said that Court authorisation was required before a child (unless they are Gillick competent) could undergo Stage 2 treatment for gender dysphoria. A...

Who gets custody of children is a question often asked of our Family Lawyers. In working through who makes decisions about the children, where the children live and how much time they spend with the other parent and or other persons the Court has long abandoned the...

Grandparents rights to have contact with grandchildren? The Family Law Act 1975 (“the Act”) makes provision for a parenting order in relation to the child to be made in favour of a parent of the child or “some other person”. The Act is specific...

Who gets “Custody” and how “Parental Responsibility” is determined of a child is a question often asked of our Family Lawyers. In working through who makes decisions about the child, where the child lives and how much time they spend with the...

Who gets “Custody” of a child is a question often asked of our Family Lawyers. In working through who makes decisions about the child, where the child lives and how much time they spend with the other parent or other persons the Court has long abandoned...

In complex or difficult parenting cases your lawyer or the Judge may see fit to appoint an Independent Children’s Lawyer to represent your child or children. This article will explain what an Independent Children’s Lawyer is and how they can assist parents bring their...

In most Family Law Property Settlement cases there is a transfer of property between the separated couple, be it the former house, a car or a business. As with most transfers of property the government tends to tax those transfers. However, there are some special...

In high conflict parenting matters, child abuse and family violence to the children are commonplace. The Family Courts take domestic violence very seriously and unfortunately, many parents who have experienced family violence from the other parent do not consider what...

This is a common question asked of our Family Lawyers and the answer is when they turn 18 years of age. However, a Court can place weight in the views a child expresses. In parenting matters the best interests of the child are the paramount consideration of the Court....

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