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  1. Do de facto and married couples have the same rights when their relationships end?

    19 August 2019 | Family Law

    When it comes to settling financial matters, the legal rights of de facto and married couples are very similar. Two changes to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) in late 2018 rendered those rights even more similar: Consent to proceed “out of time”...

  2. What’s Yours is Mine

    24 November 2017 | Family Law

    In the decision of Tomaras & Tomaras & Anor and Commissioner of Taxation (2017) FamCAFC 216, the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia answered a stated case as to whether s.90AE of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) was binding on the...

  3. Family law issues facing schools

    23 November 2016 | Family Law

    Schools often find themselves caught in the cross-fire between warring parents in conflict with one another with respect to their school-aged children. Common queries we receive from parents and/or schools are as follows: What is the typical process in...

  4. Queensland Government takes unprecedented steps in new domestic violence legislation

    22 September 2016 | Family Law

    The Queensland Government has recently introduced to parliament the Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (Qld). This proposed legislation would significantly change Queensland’s current domestic violence...

  5. Separated and planning an overseas holiday? Here's what you need to know.

    19 September 2016 | Family Law

    Whether you have just separated or decided to separate, there are a few things you need to know before you start to plan an overseas Christmas vacation. The process, and corresponding timeframes, of negotiating property settlements, parenting arrangements...

  6. The challenges of international co-parenting, Lebanon or elsewhere

    23 May 2016 | Family Law

    It has been almost impossible to ignore the media circus surrounding the attempted child removal involving Brisbane mother, Sally Faulkner and the 60 Minutes television crew in Beirut, Lebanon. Although the precise details of this matter remain unclear,...

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