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June 12, 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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June 6, 2019

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

... and what is full and frank disclosure?

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June 6, 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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May 31, 2019

ACT’s Child Protection System…

…In a Stage of Infacy The news in Canberra recently has been rife with talk of reforms to the care and protection system (as well as the federal election) and access to information records. Of particular significance is an ACT Court of Appeal decision that overturned the decision of the...

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May 30, 2019

Can victims of family violence be cross-examined by their perpetrator in court?

Agitation by the legal profession and other groups to prevent perpetrators of violence who are representing themselves in court proceedings from cross-examinin the other party has lead to legislative reform.

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May 14, 2019

The Family Court – A Parent’s Perspective

The Family Court – A parent’s perspective I try to encourage my clients to avoid Court whenever possible. The majority of family law matters settle by agreement, but for an unlucky few, going to Court is unavoidable. I recently talked to some of my clients who have been through the...

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March 6, 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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November 23, 2018

$17,000 for Karinya House!

esterday we had a really lovely moment in the FGD Canberra office. We had the opportunity to present our friends from Karinya House with a $17,000 donation thanks to our FGD community!

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October 17, 2018

FGD Charity Golf Day 2018 – supporting Karinya House

 The FGD Charity Golf Day is done and dusted for another year, and what a success it was! We were really pleased to have 22 teams enter this year (keep an eye out for your team photo in the attached slideshow) and despite the chilly weather, everyone had a great...

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October 9, 2018

Tips for Business Owners when it comes to Finance and Divorce – from Guest Blogger Chris Slack

Business owners with new entities, no cash and no property go from expecting they call the shots on getting a great deal to having to scramble and accept higher rates and less favourable terms.

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October 9, 2018

FGD Launches Artificial Intelligence Tool

We wanted to make something that would set us apart from other lawyers from the moment you enter our website.Before you’ve ever stepped into our office, and before we’ve charged you a single billable unit, we wanted to give you an idea of how the Family Law works and the things you need to consider if you are going through a separation.

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August 31, 2018

What is a kidnapping in Australia?

Kidnapping in Family Law – Phoenix is Found! On 30 August 2018, Pheonix was found in the Carwoola area – with his Mother nearby. Having been “granted full custody of Phoenix” two months’ prior, Cliff was entitled to be concerned about him being missing. The media have reported that Pheonix’s...

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