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01/07/2021

FGD Congratulates Newest Directors

The current FGD Directors are excited to announce that Ramya Balachandren and Haydn Marsh will be joining the partnership from 1 July 2021. Haydn and Ramya bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise in family law. We are excited for them to be leading the future of FGD...

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12/05/2021

Who is a Legal Parent in IVF Procedures? | Family Law and Fertility

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) essentially means that an egg is fertilized outside the body and is then implanted into the uterus. It is basically any way (medically assisted or not) by which a woman becomes pregnant other than by having sexual intercourse. So, who is a legal parent in IVF procedures?

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21/04/2021

Divorce in Australia – Who Gets What?

You’ve probably heard the statistic that 1 in 3 marriages in Australia end in divorce. Most people know someone close to them who has had their marriage break down and have probably heard every story on the spectrum.

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18/02/2021

Collaborative Family Law Firms Unite To Help Clients Caught Up In The Family Law System

Phelps Reid Foster Johnson Lawyers are thrilled to announce that Olivia Gesini has returned to collaborative family law practice as a member of their team. Farrar Gesini Dunn (of which Olivia was a founding partner in 1995) welcome and support Olivia in this endeavour and are equally excited about what this announcement means for clients caught up in the family law system who wish to find a better way to separate.

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04/02/2021

Settle by Sunday

We understand that a separation can be an emotionally and financially turbulent time; and the thought of spending weeks, months, or even years fight through Court can be terrifying. ‘Settle by Sunday‘ is a robust and intensive settlement negotiation that occurs over a weekend, taking conflict and delay out of a separation to reach a resolution.

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29/01/2021

Back to School Tips for Separated and Divorced Parents

Maybe your kids are heading back to school after an enjoyable holiday break, or maybe you’re one of the millions of Aussie parents who has a child who is a first timer for big school. Either way, if you are a single parent who is co-parenting with your ex, getting everyone (including yourselves) prepared for the first day of school can be a little stressful.

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15/12/2020

2021 Victorian Family Law Rankings [Doyles Guide]

After receiving recognition for our Canberra Family Lawyers last week, we are pleased to announce that Farrar Gesini Dunn’s Frank Chila from our Melbourne Family Law Team has also been recognised as a Recommended Lawyer on Doyles Guide in the category Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2021. Congratulations...

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04/12/2020

2021 ACT Family Law Rankings [Doyles Guide]

We are proud to announce that our Family Law Team has once again been acknowledged by the esteemed Doyles Guide in the following categories: Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms – Canberra, 2021 Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Canberra, 2021 Leading Parenting, Custody & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Canberra,...

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19/11/2020

Separation and Divorce – What Happens to Monetary Gifts and Loans from Parents or Family Members during Property Settlement?

A gift of money from a family member or friend can help you realise your financial goals. But, if these monetary gifts are received during a relationship that later breaks down, how are these kinds of gifts treated?  Disputes may arise between separated parties as to whether the money was...

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29/10/2020

Christmas Day and the Holidays After Separation or Divorce – Tips for Parents on Splitting Time and Making Arrangements for Children

Christmas can be a busy time of year in the family law world. Many separated parents find it difficult to agree on what arrangements are best for their children, particularly over the holidays. It can be challenging for parents to face their first holiday after a separation, and even harder...

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23/10/2020

Application for Consent Orders

In most cases when people reach a property agreement, we recommend that they formalise it by Consent Orders. Consent Orders are made by a Registrar of the Court. That process happens ‘in Chambers’, so it is an administrative process that doesn’t require an attendance. When you file your Consent Orders,...

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06/10/2020

Varying Final Parenting Orders – Every Family Law Journey to Final Parenting Orders is Different.

Every family law journey to final parenting Orders is different. Some parties agree more easily than others, and enter into Consent Orders. Others take a more challenging path through the legal system, and have Orders made by the Court as a result of a Final Hearing. Whichever your path, Final...

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