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What is a Parenting Agreement and why do I Need One?

Father At The Beach

Separations are always tough times for those involved. However, if children are involved, then the process can feel even tougher. If you’re a parent undergoing separation, then the law encourages you to reach an agreement with your partner amicably. Although…

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Do I Need to Pay Spousal Maintenance?

Grass

If your relationship breaks down, then you may find that your income is reduced. In some circumstances, this may also mean that you’re unable to support yourself. When one party in a relationship is unable to support themselves financially, then…

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What property and assets [Marital Property] are considered in divorce?

Australian Beach

The Family Law Act contains a number of provisions to help with the division of assets during divorce proceedings. Asset and property division is a complex issue, and courts must consider a number of variables when making their decision. In…

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What are the Rights in De Facto Relationships?

Forrest

Married couples, those in a civil partnership and people living together in what’s known as a ‘de facto’ relationship have certain legal rights. People in de facto relationships (including same sex couples) share many of the same legal rights as…

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Are Verbal Abuse and Emotional Abuse Domestic Violence?

Chalk Brick Wall

In Australia, domestic violence is defined by the Family Law Act (1975) as “violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person's family, or causes the family member to be fearful”. This…

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How are Assets Divided in a Divorce?

Road Dividing Trees

The divorce rate in Australia is at its lowest level since 1976, when the Family Law Act was introduced. However, with a current divorce rate of 1.9, divorce is sadly still an outcome for many marriages across Australia. Deciding ‘who…

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Can You be a Surrogate in Australia?

Surrogacy

Surrogacy laws vary across Australian states. In this post, we’ll look at surrogacy laws in Queensland, assessing the legalities surrounding the issue. We aim to provide you with the help and advice you need to make an informed decision, covering…

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How Can I Protect My Assets Before Marriage?

Beach Wedding

No matter how a relationship breaks down, the end of a relationship can be an emotional and difficult experience. However, the strain placed on both parties and their families isn’t purely emotional, as there can also be significant financial implications.…

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5 key child support concepts and 1 important tip for your day to day parenting

Mediation

If you have separated from your partner and have care of the child/children from that relationship, you will likely be able to apply for financial assistance from the other parent in the form of child support. Child support is an…

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6 alternatives to going to court for your family law matter

What are the alternatives to going to court? Going to court is a lengthy and costly route to take in family law matters. The process from application to final hearing (in cases where resolution can’t be reached along the way)…

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