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Same Sex Relationships

Family Law Matters Who gets the dog? Same-Sex Couples and the Family Law System Let us rewind to December 2017. We were waving our rainbow coloured flags with great enthusiasm and delight as the Australian

Who Keeps the Dog after Separation

Property Matters Who gets the dog? Who keeps the dog after separation? Pets often form an integral part of the family unit and significant time and money is spent on them. Adults and children alike

What Age Can a Child Decide

Parenting Matters What Age Can a Child Decide What age can a Child Decide? After separation, parents often wonder when children are able to decide for themselves where they live, or how often, and in

Indigenous Australians and the Family Law System

Family Law Matters Indigenous Australians and the Family Law System What are some of the barriers that Indigenous Australians face when accessing the family law system? The legal system has long been found to be

Binding Financial Agreements

Property and De Facto Matters Binding Financial agreements What is a Binding Financial Agreement? A Binding Financial Agreement is a term for a financial agreement that can be made under the Family Law Act either

Information about Family Law amid COVID19

Information Update Family Law amid COVID19 Already within a matter of months, COVID-19 has upended the lives of children and families across the globe. School closures and movement restrictions are disrupting children’s routines and support

Case Study: Child Relocation

Case Study Child Relocation Cahan & Kafka [2019] FCCA 2421 The case of Cahan & Kafka [2019] FCCA 2421 (30 August 2019) provides an example of where a parent was denied their application to relocate

Harmonisation of the Courts

Parenting and Property Matters Harmonisation of the Courts The complex overlap between the jurisdiction and administration of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court has been heavily criticised as being “confusing, inefficient

Views of the Child in Parenting Matters

Parenting Matters Views of the Child in Parenting Matters Are the views of the child relevant to parenting orders? Under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (“the Act”), the Court gains the power to make

The Impact of Family Violence in Children’s Matters

Parenting Matters The Impact of Family Violence Upon Children How is Parenting Order made? Under Section 64B of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (“the Act”), the Court gains the power to make parenting orders

Obligation to Provide Financial Disclosure

Property Settlements  Full and Frank Financial Disclosure Obligation to Provide Financial Disclosure There is an obligation on both parties to a family law dispute to provide full and frank disclosure of all information and documentation

Property Settlements

Podcast Property Settlements Dads Online Podcast One of our Principal Lawyers, Daniel Dalli, discusses with Dads Online some of the issues that arise after separation or divorce. This podcast focuses on family law property settlements.