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26/05/2022

How to Help a Friend or Family Member Going Through Separation or Divorce – 6 Tips to Be a Super Support Person

We all know someone who has been through a separation, many of us have experienced it ourselves. Separation from a significant partner can be lifechanging. It is an incredibly challenging period and comes with strong emotions, grief and loss, fear, worry, never ending questions and, often, conflict with the ex-partner....

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19/05/2022

Our Pledge – LGBTIQ Domestic Violence

A staggering 1 in 2 LGBTIQ people will experience Domestic or Family Violence in their lifetime.  Studies have shown that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people are not only more likely to experience family violence, but less likely to recognise, report and receive appropriate support in response....

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11/05/2022

LGBTIQ Legal Service

FGD are proud to announce, we are launching an LGBTIQ Legal Service. Recurrent enquiries into Australia’s family law system have found glaring issues with respect to the recognition of evolving LGBTIQ issues and access to justice for LGBTIQ identifying people. One of the key concerns is that the Family Law...

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29/04/2022

Relocation and Interim Relocation with Children in Australia

You’re going through a separation and want to move interstate with your kids. If you’ve commenced Court proceedings to work things out with your ex this is usually called a relocation case. If you’re thinking about relocating with children you should obtain specialist legal advice.

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04/03/2022

Considering Separating? Just Separated? What do you need to ask your family lawyer?

It is natural to think that some of the first questions you should ask your family lawyer are: What does the law say should happen in relation to my children? What does the law say should happen in relation to our property and finances?

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01/02/2022

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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17/12/2021

A New Years’ Resolution – Separating Amicably

The Christmas season is said to be one of the most joyful times of the year, however any good family lawyer will likely report otherwise. With immense pressure on families both socially and financially, it is unsurprising that this season is one of the busiest times of the year for the family law sector. Without wanting to sound like ‘The Grinch who stole Christmas’, the end of year holiday period has proven to be the catalyst of many relationship breakdowns.

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02/11/2021

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. The COVID19 pandemic has created even more stress for parents and children and can make holidays and...

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13/10/2021

Do Children Have a Say in Care Arrangements After Separation or Divorce?

As family law practitioners we deal with a large number of matters which center around care arrangements for children. In those matters, one of the questions most often asked by a parent is ‘When do the wishes of the children become relevant?’ Our response, as is usually the case in family law...

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23/09/2021

The new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – what does the Court merger mean for me?

The ‘court merger’ represents the bringing together of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia into a unified structure called the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.   Under legislation which passed through Parliament on 18 February 2021,* the Australian Government has introduced structural...

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18/08/2021

Buying Real Estate with your Partner – Do I need a Prenup (Binding Financial Agreement)?

Buying Real Estate with your partner, particularly if it’s your first home, can be an exciting time. However, it is also a very large commitment and comes with significant financial and legal ramifications. It also raises a number of questions for you as a couple that not everyone takes the...

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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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