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  • Australia has a system of “no fault divorce”, which means that the Court does not consider the reasons behind the breakdown of a marriage, only the fact that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. To apply for a divorce in Australia you must be separated from your spouse for a period of at least 12 […]

  • The issue of travelling overseas with a child can become a major problem for separated parents, especially when one parent does not provide their consent for overseas travel, or refuses to sign a Passport Application.In the absence of Court Orders, either parent is technically able to travel with their child wherever they want. If there […]

  • It is not uncommon for people to refer to their pets (sometimes called ‘fur-babies’) as children. Many couples, especially those without children, view themselves as their pets’ parents. In many ways this is logical… similarly to children, pets require care and supervision – we send them off to puppy pre-school and pet-sitters. It may then […]

  • In today’s society the concept of ‘nuclear family’ is almost foreign; in fact most families are closer to that depicted in the popular sitcom ‘Modern Family’. This has caused the law to adapt to cases outside the traditional family. In a recent case Justice Dessau stated: ‘This Court deals with a full spectrum of families: […]

  • When a child is born they must be given a name which is registered. Following divorce or separation, an issue often arises as to the surname the children of that marriage or partnership are to be known by. This is particularly the case where a parent wishes to revert back to their maiden name or […]

  • Parents are often faced with difficult decisions throughout the entirety of their children’s lives. When children become the subject of a parenting order, decisions about where and with whom the children should live and any issue such as medical treatment and schooling often become a battle of wills between the parents rather than constructive decisions […]

  • Christmas is the time of year that everyone looks forward to, not least the children. It is a time for giving and sharing and, most of all, a time to put aside our differences and celebrate the year just gone. Unfortunately it is also the time of year where tension may build, particularly where parents […]

  • Any application or document for the court must be served as soon as practicable upon all parties to a proceeding. Service is usually effected by personally serving the other party or, if the other party has a lawyer, that lawyer may accept service on behalf of the client. Where personal service is not required, court […]

  • Any application or document for the court must be served as soon as practicable upon all parties to a proceeding. Service is usually effected by personally serving the other party or, if the other party has a lawyer, that lawyer may accept service on behalf of the client. Where personal service is not required, court […]

  • Changes to the Child Support Legislation in 2008 have seen two options come into play for documenting a Child Support Agreement – either a Limited Agreement or a Binding Agreement.   So, what’s the difference between the two?   Both Limited and Binding Child Support Agreements allow parents of a child to agree to their […]

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