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19/08/2013

Are you in a ‘defacto relationship’ or a ‘relationship’?

By Ann Northcote, Director of Farrar Gesini Dunn. In this month’s blog post, we look at whether or not there ever was a relationship for the purposes of the Family Law Act, and in particular property settlement and maintenance. The English language is still yet to have the perfect words...

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26/06/2013

Family Law…On a Personal Note

How many times has this happened to you; you’re at a party with people that you are meeting for the first time, or you are having a quiet after work drink and you meet someone new, or your new hairdresser is making polite conversation with you, or you are even...

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22/04/2013

Considering a Surrogacy Agreement – You Need a Specialist Family Lawyer

Surrogacy agreements are becoming more common in today’s society where the definition of a family is becoming more diverse than just the “nuclear family”.  The law around surrogacy in Australia is complex and different laws apply in different states and territories. In the ACT, commercial surrogacy agreements (where you pay...

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19/03/2013

It’s not just a divorce lawyer you need to see when you separate

Separating from your partner is a stressful experience, and the process can be overwhelming, but it is important to get advice from the right people as soon as you can, to make sure you are protected. Once you have your team in place, you will be able to explore all...

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12/03/2013

‘Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh’

Yes. That is the sound of a collective sigh of relief that can be heard around this time of year for many newly separated families. They have just navigated through the December/January school holiday period and of course the Christmas season. This means that short term issues have needed to...

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22/02/2013

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Ann Northcote advises on the things you can do to make separation smoother. Separation is a huge step. Sometimes, while dealing with the big issues, little things are left behind. Doing the right thing in small ways can make for an easier transition to living separately and also build some...

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22/02/2013

10 Commandments of Family Law

Kasey Fox tells you what NOT to do in a family law dispute I can’t guarantee that your family law matter will be smooth sailing, but if you follow these 10 Family Law Commandments, you will be more likely to achieve the outcome you desire. Thou shalt not take advice...

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