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12/11/2021

FGD Golf Day 2021

Everyone at FGD was holding their breaths after the excitement of restrictions lifting and the day being able to go ahead. We were all watching the dreary forecast but nevertheless, the showers cleared and the day went ahead…. There were 93 players out on the course who were welcomed by Esther Bogaart (Karinya House Vice President of the Committee) who reminded us of the important work that Karinya House do.

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05/11/2021

Farewell Juliette Ford

We bid farewell to Juliette Ford, a director of FGD since 2001, as she takes on a role with The Office for Family Safety, Community Services Directorate. This role has provided her an amazing opportunity to embrace work that allows her to continue to utilise all of her legal, strategic thinking, mediation and collaboration skills in a systemic advocacy and policy space. This form of advocacy has always been something that Juliette has been passionate about, and we support her decision to continue this opportunity, and so we wish her all the best as she retires from the FGD Partnership.

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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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03/09/2021

Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Canberra, 2021

The Wills and Estates team at Farrar Gesini Dunn is pleased to announce that we have been recognised again in the respected Doyle’s Guide Listings for 2021. Our Estates Director, Timothy Morton, has been personally recognised as a Preeminent lawyer for Wills, Estates and Succession Planning and a Leading Lawyer...

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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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16/06/2021

Denis William Farrar awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queens Birthday Awards

We are excited to be able to congratulate founding partner, Denis Farrar, who was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queens Birthday Awards yesterday. Denis’ award was for service to the law. He became a lawyer in 1976 and formed Farrar Gesini Dunn in 1995. He...

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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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26/03/2021

Holding Cryptocurrencies in your Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF)

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are getting more media attention, and are also emerging as a new asset class. We observe a growing number of people who trade and hold cryptocurrency as part of their investment portfolio.

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