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29/09/2023

FGD Welcomes Gillian Hunter to the Directorship

Farrar Gesini Dunn is excited to announce the recent promotion of Gillian Hunter to the Directorship. Gillian brings empathy to her practice and is focused on preserving relationships in the resolution of disputes, where possible.

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22/09/2023

FGD Golf Day 2023

Yesterday FGD welcomed over 100 golfers in support of Fearless Women to our annual Charity Golf Day at Federal Golf Club. We are very pleased to announce that we have raised an FGD record breaking amount of $25,263 for Fearless Women. We couldn’t have done it without the support of all our players and amazing sponsor

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07/09/2023

Does getting married revoke a Will? The effects of marriage on a Will in Australia

It is estimated that approximately 50% of people will die without a valid Will in place. This probably comes down to a combination of avoiding thinking about uncomfortable topics and life being too busy. Not everyone who dies without a Will does so intentionally. Some people actually make the effort...

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11/08/2023

Common Mistakes People Make in Family Law Matters

Going through a separation from your partner or spouse can be the most stressful and difficult time in a person's life. We are here to make it as easy as possible by helping you along the way and ensuring that the arrangements for your children are appropriate and your financial future is secure.

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06/07/2023

New Family Court Fees and Costs From 1 July 2023

The Court has announced new fees effective from 1 July 2023, and as family lawyers have come to expect, there have been increases to the fees across the board. The following table outlines some of the difference in fees pre and post 1 July 2023:

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30/06/2023

Farewell Ann Northcote

We bid farewell to Ann Northcote, a director and one of our earliest employees at FGD since it's inception in 1995 as she takes on her next role… retirement. Over the past 28 years Ann has worked at FGD, she has had an incredible journey from an employee to a trusted business partner. Her retirement is a well-deserved reward for years of hard work and dedication.

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23/06/2023

Post-separation Contributions – What Happens to Property and Income Acquired After Separation

When a relationship breaks down, dividing up property between you and your ex-partner can be a difficult and confusing task. This task can be made even more confusing when you consider contributions which occur after separation. Finalising your property matter can take time and your circumstances will not always be...

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06/06/2023

What are the Consequences if Someone Breaches a Parenting Order?

What is a breach? A breach (or contravention) of a parenting order occurs when a party to an Order: intentionally fails to comply with the order; or makes no reasonable attempt to comply with the order; or intentionally prevents someone else from complying with the order; or helps someone else...

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19/05/2023

The Upside of Separation

To put it mildly, separating from a partner is a daunting concept. It puts a full stop on life as you know it and can feel like free falling into an unknown future. There are many things to consider and initially, the questions outweigh the answers.

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05/05/2023

Fighting for LGBTIQ clients in the family law space

It’s been nearly one year since the launch of our LGBTIQ Legal Service and we have been overwhelmed by the support we have received both from the legal community and our clients. Through this service we have been able to assist and engage with members of the LGBTIQ community and...

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14/04/2023

Child and Family Specialist at Farrar Gesini Dunn

At FGD, we care about YOU, not just your legal needs. We are proud to do things differently. That’s why we have pioneered a unique role – but essential in our view – in a law firm.

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04/04/2023

Easter – how do we split time with the children now that we’ve split up?

It is common for families to struggle to agree on how significant holidays such as Easter or Christmas should be spent, whether it be for specific family traditions or who's side of the family they should spend the holiday with. If you're recently separated, this can make any holiday season even more challenging. Struggles like this occur even in families that are not separated!

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