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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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08/09/2020

Facebook, Social Media and Family Law Proceedings – Don’t Post, Like, Comment or Share anything about your Ex!

In 2020, more than ever before, social media and digital communications are being used as evidence in Family Law proceedings. Given the COVID19 Pandemic, people are more commonly resorting to technology and social media to communicate with each other. 4 common mistakes people make: Assuming it is private Just because...

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20/08/2020

Shared Care, Co-Parenting and Developing a Parental Alliance

Shared care is something that many parents wish they had, but for some it seems like an unachievable goal, particularly after a messy separation. But in some cases, if both parents are able to put aside their differences and work together, shared care can work very well. For shared care...

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05/08/2020

Choosing The Right Family Lawyer

If I had written this article five years ago it would have said – when selecting a family lawyer choose one that is confident, knows the law well, has a good reputation and a winning record (or something like that). Now I have been practicing as a family lawyer for...

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