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  1. The High Court of Australia to consider the definition of “parent”

    18 February 2019 | Family Law

    Family lawyers have another reason to keep a watchful eye on the High Court of Australia in 2019. The High Court of Australia recently granted special leave to hear an appeal from the decision of the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia in Parsons...

  2. Adjusting for Violence | Law Institute Journal, February 2018

    2 February 2018 | Family Law

    A recent decision has lowered some of the evidentiary barriers to obtain financial recompense for family violence in a family law matter. To read Will Stidston's and Elizabeth Mathews' full article, published in the February 2017 edition of the...

  3. ‘Calvin’ up the inheritance

    12 October 2017 | Family Law

    In Calvin & McTier[1] the Full Court of the Family Court of Western Australia grappled with one central question: Should a significant inheritance received by one party long after the breakdown of the relationship be included in the property pool for...

  4. Children’s wishes in family law proceedings - relevant but not determinative

    10 April 2017 | Family Law

    The High Court of Australia has recently reiterated that children’s wishes are relevant, but not determinative, in parenting proceedings arising under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act). The case of Boldemonte v Boldemonte delivered on 1 March...

  5. New notification? Using social media to serve Court proceedings

    21 February 2017 | Family Law

    It is not uncommon for practitioners and litigants to encounter difficulty serving Court proceedings. Quite frequently a recipient will actively avoid service or simply cannot be located. In these circumstances, practitioners and litigants may give...

  6. What's mine is yours | Law Institute Journal, January 2017

    7 February 2017 | Family Law

    Practitioners must carefully consider the nature and extent of post-separation contributions and not place greater weight on those of a purely financial nature. To read Will Stidston's full article, published in the January 2017 edition of the Law...

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