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  1. 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.

  2. What is a family?

    7 November 2017 | Family Law

    A mother, father and their biological offspring? A mother, her female partner, their sperm donor and the child they created together? A father, his male partner, their egg donor, their surrogate and the child they created? A man, woman, egg donor, sperm..

  3. Pre-nups going global…

    16 October 2017 | Family Law

    Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial style agreements have, for many years been an alterative option for couples to settle their property settlement in Australia rather than resorting to litigation. In the current climate, financial agreements, as they are now...

  4. ‘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.

  5. Dr Seuss on Separation & ADR

    14 September 2017 | Family Law

    So you have separated. Now, regarding all the matters arising out of your separation, do you: Negotiate? Mediate? Collaborate? Arbitrate? Conciliate? Or Litigate? Sounds rather like something out of Dr Seuss, doesn’t it? Separation after marriage or

  6. 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.

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