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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. 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. Same sex marriage – when ‘I do’ becomes ‘I don’t’

    10 May 2016 | Family Law

    While legislating for marriage equality may seem like a simple choice of “yes” or “no”, in Australia there are presently extraordinary problems that arise as a result of saying “I do”. In Australia,...

  4. Spousal maintenance - when will it end?

    15 February 2016 | Family Law

    A Court may order that a spouse pay their former partner maintenance following the breakdown of their relationship (or even during their marriage, if the parties are married), "spousal maintenance", where one party cannot provide for their own...

  5. What are the obligations of a step parent to a step child following separation?

    8 February 2016 | Family Law

    Re-partnership with children or adult children is often a relationship minefield. So what, if any, are your financial responsibilities as a step parent to your step children upon the breakdown of your “Brady Bunch”. A step parent is defined in...

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