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03/07/2020

How to Divide Property During a Divorce

The Court first considers whether or not it is just and equitable for the Court to make any orders at all. In most cases, this test is readily established (for example, when parties have joint assets accumulated over the course of a relationship that need to be divided to effect a settlement).

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22/05/2020

Urgent Parenting Cases During Covid-19

How are the Courts dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic? The Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia have recently released directions about urgent family law applications filed in their Courts as a direct result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). If your parenting issue has...

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17/04/2020

Family and criminal law interplay: you need a master in your corner.

You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘jack of all trades but master of none’ before.  Sometimes you need a master: a specialist in a particular area that is an expert in that field. In the areas of family law and criminal law having a master in your corner is essential. The...

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27/03/2020

Parenting After Separation: The COVID-19 Edition

At FGD we understand that the current living arrangements are tough on parents and children – and particularly those from families with separated parents. In order to help you arm yourself with some information and hopefully avoid conflict over the coming days and weeks we have put together some answers...

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15/11/2019

Do grandparents have rights?

By Kasey Fox Family Lawyer Kasey Fox discusses what the law says about the rights of grandparents to have a relationship with their grandchildren Do grandparents have rights? Recently, while watching a reality tv show (don’t judge me) I heard someone arguing about “Grandparent’s Rights”. A short while later, another...

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16/08/2019

Is there a way to come back from infidelity?

My view on infidelity was questioned when I read an article by The Independent titled “Cheating can make your marriage STRONGER”. I thought, “What could this possibly say?” What I found intrigued me. Hidden in the article was a reference to Ms Esther Perel, a psychotherapist who works exclusively with...

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30/07/2019

4 Tips to Financially Survive a Divorce

Most couples don’t plan for divorce, but the fact is, one in three marriages in Australia end. It’s a financial stress that most people aren’t prepared for, but when it does happen they want the process dealt with swiftly. There are no winners in a marriage breakdown, but you do...

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29/07/2019

Disneyland Parenting

There are plenty of ways to sabotage your child’s relationship with your ex following a divorce or separation. Many are overt and deliberate, like openly denigrating the other parent in front of your child. Some are more subtle, and even occasionally inadvertent, like contradicting the rules or boundaries that were...

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26/07/2019

I got Pregnant from a Tinder Date – Help!

There can be a big difference between becoming pregnant when you are in a relationship as opposed to when you are single. But does that mean anything changes in relation to family law and your rights as a parent? In an article by Kellie Scott of the ABC, Tessa Dijkgraaf...

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26/06/2019

Financial Literacy and Separation

What many of us may not realise is that financial literacy is a problem for a huge percentage of women in Australia. When you are in your mid-20s you start to wish that they taught you in high school how to cook proper food and do your taxes. Home economics...

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21/06/2019

Which family lawyer is right for you?

How do I Choose my Family Lawyer? Separation can be one of the most stressful and emotionally charged experiences in your life, where you will need to think clearly and make big decisions about your future (and in some cases the future of your children). It’s not something that you...

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12/06/2019

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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