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17/10/2018

FGD Charity Golf Day 2018 – supporting Karinya House

 The FGD Charity Golf Day is done and dusted for another year, and what a success it was! We were really pleased to have 22 teams enter this year (keep an eye out for your team photo in the attached slideshow) and despite the chilly weather, everyone had a great...

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09/10/2018

Tips for Business Owners when it comes to Finance and Divorce – from Guest Blogger Chris Slack

Business owners with new entities, no cash and no property go from expecting they call the shots on getting a great deal to having to scramble and accept higher rates and less favourable terms.

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09/10/2018

FGD Launches Artificial Intelligence Tool

We wanted to make something that would set us apart from other lawyers from the moment you enter our website.Before you’ve ever stepped into our office, and before we’ve charged you a single billable unit, we wanted to give you an idea of how the Family Law works and the things you need to consider if you are going through a separation.

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31/08/2018

What is a kidnapping in Australia?

Kidnapping in Family Law – Phoenix is Found! On 30 August 2018, Pheonix was found in the Carwoola area – with his Mother nearby. Having been “granted full custody of Phoenix” two months’ prior, Cliff was entitled to be concerned about him being missing. The media have reported that Pheonix’s...

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22/08/2018

Truffles and a Will – two things that should be on your shopping list, not your bucket list!

Recently the FGD Estates team hosted an intimate event at The Truffle Farm which was an opportunity for us to treat a small group of our professional contacts to a really memorable event. We all loved it and came away with some unexpected parallels between truffles and estate planning.

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03/08/2018

Does Australia have no fault divorce?

What happens when you marry, and then the relationship breaks down and you and/or your spouse is wanting to leave the relationship? Imagine if you had to prove fault on behalf of your spouse to obtain a divorce, and where should the law draw that line?

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30/07/2018

Talk to the experts – Why should I see a financial planner?

Continuing on with our series of talking to experts, FGD Director Kasey Fox speaks to Financial Planner Dave Rae about why people going through a separation should see a financial planner. I’ve known Dave for a number of years. He is a financial planner and business owner practicing in Canberra...

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24/07/2018

AFFAIRS AND FAMILY VIOLENCE: CONDUCT THAT CAN AND CAN’T BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN PROPERTY SETTLEMENTS

When making a decision about property, the Court is required to consider the direct and indirect financial and non-financial contributions of the parties to the acquisition, conservation or improvement of any property, in addition to contributions made by the parties in their capacity as parent and/or homemaker. This elicits the...

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19/07/2018

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 any...

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17/07/2018

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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04/07/2018

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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27/06/2018

To mediate or arbitrate?

This is a question that more and more clients are asking us. Do we mediate or arbitrate? Arbitration is defined in the Family Law Act 1975 as ‘a process (other than the judicial process) in which parties to a dispute present arguments and evidence to an arbitrator, who makes a...

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