02 Aug
2021

Objection to vaccination of children Family Court jurisdiction

Children Family Court Jurisdiction: In a recent decision in the Family Court found that it was very regrettably that the mother did not support the child being vaccinated.  The Court considered that her opposition to the child being vaccinated, as the child’s principal carer, would likely complicate the process and…

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26 Jul
2021

More Funding for the Courts

More Funding for the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  The recently announced 2021-2022 Budget has allocated $100 million over 4 years to the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  It is hoped that this increased funding will assist in reducing the significant delays associated with…

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19 Jul
2021

Covid-19 and Family Law

Covid-19 and Family Court of Australia With Melbourne currently in the midst of yet another lockdown as a result of the recent spread of Coronavirus, it’s important to know that the Courts remain up and running throughout this period.  Did you know that there is a special dedicated COVID-19 Court…

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12 Jul
2021

The different types of Child Support Arrangements

Child support can be managed between the parties in a number of ways. Some parents prefer to and are able to have very flexible and informal arrangements between them. Others prefer that their arrangements are managed via the Child Support Agencies – and other parents formalise their arrangements via a Private…

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06 Jul
2021

Separated and Living Under One Roof? Here’s something to Consider

Are you separated under one roof? If you and your partner are contemplating a divorce, you have also most likely considered living separately during the process.  Although it is a requirement for you and your partner to be separated for a minimum of 12 months prior to filing an Application…

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02 Jul
2021

Parenting During Lock Down

Parenting During Lock Down As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life in Australia, the added stress and uncertainty on the potential impacts on parenting arrangements for separated parents is ongoing during these unprecedented times. The short answer is that if you have Court Orders they are still legally…

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28 Jun
2021

Consent Order

A Consent Order is a quickest and most cost-effective way to formalise an amicable property settlement agreement. If you and your former partner are able to reach an agreement as to how the property of the relationship is to be divided and, if that agreement is just and equitable, Consent…

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21 Jun
2021

Which way to go?

Divorce property settlement examples Australia: Following the recent separation of billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates after 27 years of marriage, it has been reported that the couple chose to separate amicably and to privately negotiate their property settlement outside of the Court and public eye.  Upon the breakdown of a…

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14 Jun
2021

Statutory Time Limits in Property Settlements

There are two (2) very important Statutory Time Limits in property settlements that are critical for family law matters which clients should be aware of. These are summarised below: After a Divorce Order has been granted, parties have twelve (12) months from the date of the Divorce Order to commence Court…

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24 May
2021

Parenting Plan About Future Care Arrangements for your Children

Parenting Plan About Future Care Arrangements for your Children Are you and your former partner discussing the future care arrangements for your child or children?  If so, perhaps consider entering into a Parenting Plan.  It is a private agreement between two parents which can detail the agreed arrangements in relation…

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