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‘Family Law’ Category

5 September 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law, Podcasts

In this podcast, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Yvonne Cox discusses how assets are divided in a divorce in Australia. TRANSCRIPT Dan You’re listening to a Harris Lieberman podcast, if you separated or are contemplating separation,  it may well be likely that you’ve heard from someone that when it comes to a property settlement, invariably there […]

5 September 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law, Mediation

Imagine a world where everyone could simply agree to disagree. Picture a world where people could resolve disagreements, arguments, or disputes without all the dramas. How different it would be. Among other things, there would probably be no need for lawyers, judges or courts. Accordingly, there would be little need for litigation, arbitration, or even […]

7 August 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

Australia’s Family Law Act treats de facto relationships in much the same way as marriage. Since March 2009, the Family Court has had the power to deal with property and maintenance matters when a de facto relationship breaks down, adjusting the property interests of the ex-partners in the same way as it would for a [...]

7 August 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

In a perfect world, there would be no separation or divorce.  As we all know, however, the world is far from perfect. So sadly, divorce is the reality for thousands of Australians. In fact, more than 49,000 Australians got divorced in 2018. For those faced with this reality, the emotions involved can — and often […]

7 August 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

Here’s the thing about splitting up. Even if the reason for your separation was fairly straight forward and you are on decent terms, you may find life is complicated. In most cases this is because you must still make certain decisions about children and the division of property. You may also need to find a […]

31 July 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

Relationships in Australia have experienced an ongoing cultural shift in the past few decades. While marriage as an institution has declined in popularity, the 2016 Census found one in six Australians aged 15 or over now lives in a de facto relationship. Despite that development, many people are unaware of the legal status of de […]

7 July 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

Take Home Message Sadly, relationships breakdown despite the best intentions. No one goes into a marriage thinking that it will fold, but they do about one-third of the time. Consequently, when relationships do break down, the most common question family lawyers are asked is, “who gets what in a property settlement.” Who gets what in […]

6 July 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

In this article, we discuss commonly asked questions relating to a father’s rights after separation. Take-Home Message At Australia Lawyers our family lawyers have helped hundreds of men understand their rights after separation in Australia. Separation is a highly emotional time for all involved. However, in the case of men, many fathers are confused about […]

1 July 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

Divorce is an unfortunate reality of the world that we live in. While some manage to navigate the emotional minefield with minimal anguish, most end up embroiled in bitter legal proceedings. While financial concerns are often of great importance when separating, far more important are matters of the heart: children. When making arrangements for children […]

1 July 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

Even if you and your spouse end your marriage on good terms, you’ll have to make certain decisions and try to reach consensus on various issues. One of them is how to divide your property. Legally, this type of agreement is called a property settlement. Here’s what you should know about the different ways in […]

1 July 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

If you’ve recently been divorced, it’s highly recommended that you update your estate planning documents to ensure the protection of yourself, your children, the rest of your family and your assets. Some of the issues covered below are important considerations when you and a former partner separate. 1. Creating a new will Assuming that your […]

1 July 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

When a couple with children gets divorced, there are seemingly endless logistic concerns they need to consider. Living arrangements, custody concerns, childcare payments, schooling, education, and more. However, less common concerns can come up as well, including documentation such as passports. So, how do you go about obtaining a passport for your child after going […]

1 July 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

Divorce is challenging in numerous ways, before, during and also after proceedings, often for much longer than either party ever really expects. Though you may have agreed on custody and child-rearing arrangements, it’s always an ongoing process of determining how to raise children, one where both parents are usually equally invested. Sometimes, however, the difficult […]

1 July 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

The decision in the case of Thorne v Kennedydelivered by the High Court of Australia in November 2017 has far-reaching implications for ‘pre-nups’ or ‘binding financial agreements’ between couples when the relationship breaks down. Details of the case Thorne v Kennedyinvolved agreements between a rich, 67-year-old property developer, Mr Kennedy, and his 36-year-old Eastern European […]

1 July 2020

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by: Developer Account

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Categories: Family Law

Consent orders Separation is a difficult situation on its own, let alone the added stress of dealing with consent orders on family law matters. Following a separation, if both parties reach agreement on parenting, financial or property arrangements, they can formalise those arrangements and make them legally binding by applying for consent orders from the […]