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July 19, 2018

How to prepare for a ‘grey divorce’

In this guest post, Financial Planner, Lynette Murray talks about divorce after 50.   If you are over 50 and contemplating a divorce, there are a number of things to consider that can make your situation different from that of someone at a different stage of life.  While divorce at...

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July 17, 2018

Guest Blog: Different types of personal injury claims in the ACT

Phil Schubert of Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers talks about the different types of personal injury claims in the ACT…

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July 4, 2018

RelationSpace: Online support for high-conflict Family Law disputes

As a family lawyer, and particularly as an Independent Children’s Lawyer, I often see people at – or pretty close to – their breaking point. The intense emotions involved in separating from a partner or trying to agree on arrangements for children can be overwhelming. Parents who are not able...

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June 27, 2018

To mediate or arbitrate?

This is a question that more and more clients are asking us. Do we mediate or arbitrate?

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June 27, 2018

FGD’s Incredible Movie Night

Here at Farrar Gesini Dunn, we strive to support local charities and businesses. One of the charities we support is Karinya House – a community based, not for profit organisation, servicing the ACT and surrounding regions. Karinya House supports women from Canberra and surrounding regional areas and is the longest running...

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June 15, 2018

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June 2018

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Every year on this day, we take the time to build awareness that Elder Abuse is happening, and it is happening now within our community – and it needs to stop. Elder Abuse can take on many forms and can occur within families...

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June 8, 2018

Family Court and Federal Circuit Court Merger

On the 30 May the Commonwealth Attorney-General announced that the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court of Australia will be merged into a single court to be known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA). The new court will start to operate from 1 January 2019....

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May 25, 2018

FGD welcomes guests to Amy Dunn’s Exhibition: Safe Operating Space

On 22 May, FGD, together with local Canberra artist Amy Dunn, welcomed guests to the opening of Amy’s exhibition, SAFE OPERATING SPACE. As FGD’s CEO and Amy’s dad, Jim Dunn kicked off the evening with a short speech, before Amy explained her work and the exhibition.

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May 24, 2018

Mental Health and Parenting Proceedings

It is very common for people today to have some type of mental illness or to take prescription medication for depression or anxiety. Most are high functioning, impressive individuals who you would not suspect had such difficulties. Many of our clients are in that category. But often our clients come...

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May 21, 2018

Guest Blog: Are You Ready To Begin Dating After Divorce

Coming out of a relationship will be emotional and at times confusing, possibly lonely.  So when is the right time to begin dating and meeting new people, and perhaps connecting with someone to share your life with moving forward? The answer… there is no timeline when one is ready to...

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May 18, 2018

Access to Justice

In 2017 the Law Council of Australia (the peak body for all state and territory Law Societies and Bar Associations) established “The Justice Project”. This enquiry is a study of the impediments to “Access to Justice” for Australians who are suffering significant economic and other disadvantage, for example, persons with...

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May 14, 2018

Demystifying the Courtroom

We are involved in matters that are in either the Federal Circuit Court or the Family Court on a regular basis. As we attend court so often, we are used to the Court room “players” and the lingo. We appreciate however, that not everyone is as comfortable in these environments, so this blog is aimed at giving you an understanding of who is in the Court room and how they should be referred to.

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