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27/05/2014

World’s Most Expensive Divorce

Google the name Dmitry Rybolovlev. You will not be disappointed. Rybolovlev has made news headlines previously, just for being ridiculously rich. This week however, he is making headlines due to his record breaking property settlement that was recently ordered by a Swiss court.

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19/05/2014

But what about the dog…?

This may seem like a trivial question for some, however, it is a question that often has to be asked when people are separating. Most couples are able to come to an agreement about where their dog, cat, or goldfish will go, but sometimes there is a disagreement about where...

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19/05/2014

7 Things you don’t get taught at law school

1. It’s not about the law – it’s about the people.  Most of the day is spent dealing with people; clients, colleagues, the other side, experts and judges.   Of course you have to know the law, but it’s how you handle the people that makes the difference between a good...

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14/05/2014

#Threewordbudget

So social media is going bananas about the budget.  The hashtag #threewordbudget is trending off the scale so we though we’d jump on too

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12/05/2014

Things Kim Kardashian needs to know about Family Law

I’ve been reading a lot this week about Kim Kardashian and her upcoming nuptials to Kanye West. Having already tied the knot at a small civil ceremony, they are set to have a big bash in Paris. You’ll of course know that this will be Kim Kardashian’s third wedding. She...

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05/05/2014

Happy Mother's Day

You may wonder what Mother’s Day has to do with international family law jurisdiction disputes, but bear with me. In Australia, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, being 11th May in 2014. In the UK, it falls on the 4th Sunday of Lent, being 3 weeks...

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28/04/2014

A Royal Divorce

Now we’re no ‘Royals’ enthusiasts but we still couldn’t help getting caught up in the buzz of having William, Kate and George in the nation’s capital last week. In our viral snooping of the couple we came across quite the article; published on a website whose name says it all...

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22/04/2014

Easter Holidays & Family Law

Once every few years the Easter period will fall on the start, middle, or end weekend of the Term 1 school holidays. This can be a headache for kids who are keen to maximise the time they spend hanging out with their mates on holidays and minimise the time they...

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14/04/2014

Family Violence Hurts Everyone

If your partner smashed a plate on the floor would you think that was Family Violence?  Would your answer change if they did it once or if it started happening on a regular basis?  If your partner told you your family is not allowed to visit your home, would you...

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06/04/2014

The 'Good Divorce'

I came across an article recently that gave some great advice for single mothers. There was one thing that concerned me though. The author, Samantha Young, talked about the ‘good divorce’ where both parties are ‘rational and adult, divide assets fairly…do not argue or fight, support one another in parenting,...

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03/04/2014

Beyond a binary view of gender

Yesterday, the High Court, in a landmark decision for the Transgender and Intersex community, said that gender is not binary, its not a matter of male or female. The decision made by the Court was that in NSW, someone’s birth can be registered as “non-specific”.

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