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29/07/2019

Disneyland Parenting

There are plenty of ways to sabotage your child’s relationship with your ex following a divorce or separation. Many are overt and deliberate, like openly denigrating the other parent in front of your child. Some are more subtle, and even occasionally inadvertent, like contradicting the rules or boundaries that were...

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09/07/2019

Children and Mental Health in the Family Court Process

It is no secret that mental health issues are prevalent in the Family Court system. This is not only as a result of domestic violence, but a variety of factors including social isolation, loneliness, severe or long-term stress and high-conflict arguments between parents and children, all of which can occur...

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04/07/2019

Does Australia have a death tax?

The recent Australian election included a lot of discussion about a ‘death tax’. This led to a lot of debate and confusion. So, you might wonder, if you die, does your estate have to pay an extra tax? The short answer is ‘no’. Death taxes, sometimes called inheritance taxes, are...

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21/06/2019

Which family lawyer is right for you?

How do I Choose my Family Lawyer? Separation can be one of the most stressful and emotionally charged experiences in your life, where you will need to think clearly and make big decisions about your future (and in some cases the future of your children). It’s not something that you...

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06/03/2019

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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16/08/2019

Is there a way to come back from infidelity?

My view on infidelity was questioned when I read an article by The Independent titled “Cheating can make your marriage STRONGER”. I thought, “What could this possibly say?” What I found intrigued me. Hidden in the article was a reference to Ms Esther Perel, a psychotherapist who works exclusively with...

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15/08/2019

What is family law arbitration?

Recently, I was lucky enough to “instruct” my director, Sarah Keenan, at a family law arbitration, arbitrated by the Honourable Peter Rose, a former Family Court judge. Arbitration is nothing new to the building and construction industry nor a new form of dispute resolution in family law. But it is...

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30/07/2019

4 Tips to Financially Survive a Divorce

Most couples don’t plan for divorce, but the fact is, one in three marriages in Australia end. It’s a financial stress that most people aren’t prepared for, but when it does happen they want the process dealt with swiftly. There are no winners in a marriage breakdown, but you do...

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26/07/2019

I got Pregnant from a Tinder Date – Help!

There can be a big difference between becoming pregnant when you are in a relationship as opposed to when you are single. But does that mean anything changes in relation to family law and your rights as a parent? In an article by Kellie Scott of the ABC, Tessa Dijkgraaf...

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26/06/2019

Financial Literacy and Separation

When you are in your mid-20s you start to wish that they taught you in high school how to cook proper food and do your taxes. Home economics obviously wasn’t taught at my school and tax really has nothing to do with Maths. Surprise, surprise that bit of an Arts...

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12/06/2019

How much child support will I pay?

A Parent’s Guide to Child Support After separation, people often find themselves in tricky situations regarding how much to pay to their ex-partner for the support and upkeep of their children. These payments, known as ‘child support’, are generally ongoing, periodic payments made by one parent to the other, purely...

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06/06/2019

What do I need to tell my ex about my assets?

... and what is full and frank disclosure?

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06/06/2019

Dead Man’s Sperm

With the advent of new technology, our laws and legislation have had to catch up with circumstances where sperm can be collected from a deceased person for the purpose of posthumous insemination.

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