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  1. ‘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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. How to prevent the risk of international child abduction in family law matters

    6 April 2017 | Family Law

    With the number of kidnapping cases rising and children being unlawfully taken overseas, divorced and separated parents are being urged to look for the warning signs, according to a leading international family law expert. Barry.Nilsson. Special Counsel..

  5. Need a ‘clean break’? Reviewing the financial relationship between former spouses

    24 March 2017 | Family Law

    Family Court of Australia discharges overseas spouse and child maintenance orders to end financial obligations between former spouses once and for all in matter of Naczek v Dowler [2017] FAMCA 105 In this February 2017 decision involving the variation of.

  6. 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...

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