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March 6, 2019

Settle by Sunday

Ever thought “I just want my divorce done!” or “separating through lawyers is expensive”?Well guess what – we are here to challenge those misconceptions!If you, or a couple you know, is ready to settle their separation in a weekend – we want to hear from you!We want to give you...

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November 23, 2018

$17,000 for Karinya House!

esterday we had a really lovely moment in the FGD Canberra office. We had the opportunity to present our friends from Karinya House with a $17,000 donation thanks to our FGD community!

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October 17, 2018

FGD Charity Golf Day 2018 – supporting Karinya House

 The FGD Charity Golf Day is done and dusted for another year, and what a success it was! We were really pleased to have 22 teams enter this year (keep an eye out for your team photo in the attached slideshow) and despite the chilly weather, everyone had a great...

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October 9, 2018

FGD Launches AI Tool

We wanted to make something that would set us apart from other lawyers from the moment you enter our website.Before you’ve ever stepped into our office, and before we’ve charged you a single billable unit, we wanted to give you an idea of how the Family Law works and the things you need to consider if you are going through a separation.

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August 31, 2018

Phoenix is found!

Unfortunately this was the reality for Cliff Mapham – and similar realities face many of our clients. On 30 August 2018, Pheonix was found in the Carwoola area – with his Mother nearby. Having been “granted full custody of Phoenix” two months’ prior, Cliff was entitled to be concerned about...

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August 3, 2018

Does Australia have no fault divorce?

What happens when you marry, and then the relationship breaks down and you and/or your spouse is wanting to leave the relationship? Imagine if you had to prove fault on behalf of your spouse to obtain a divorce, and where should the law draw that line?

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July 30, 2018

Talk to the experts – Why should I see a financial planner?

Continuing on with our series of talking to experts, FGD Director Kasey Fox speaks to Financial Planner Dave Rae about why people going through a separation should see a financial planner. I’ve known Dave for a number of years. He is a financial planner and business owner practicing in Canberra...

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July 24, 2018

AFFAIRS AND FAMILY VIOLENCE: CONDUCT THAT CAN AND CAN’T BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN PROPERTY SETTLEMENTS

When making a decision about property, the Court is required to consider the direct and indirect financial and non-financial contributions of the parties to the acquisition, conservation or improvement of any property, in addition to contributions made by the parties in their capacity as parent and/or homemaker. This elicits the...

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July 19, 2018

How to prepare for a ‘grey divorce’

In this guest post, Financial Planner, Lynette Murray talks about divorce after 50.   If you are over 50 and contemplating a divorce, there are a number of things to consider that can make your situation different from that of someone at a different stage of life.  While divorce at...

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July 4, 2018

RelationSpace: Online support for high-conflict Family Law disputes

As a family lawyer, and particularly as an Independent Children’s Lawyer, I often see people at – or pretty close to – their breaking point. The intense emotions involved in separating from a partner or trying to agree on arrangements for children can be overwhelming. Parents who are not able...

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June 27, 2018

To mediate or arbitrate?

This is a question that more and more clients are asking us. Do we mediate or arbitrate?

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June 15, 2018

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June 2018

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Every year on this day, we take the time to build awareness that Elder Abuse is happening, and it is happening now within our community – and it needs to stop. Elder Abuse can take on many forms and can occur within families...

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