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SEPARATING PEACEFULLY

DANGERS OF CONTINUING COHABITATION AFTER SEPARATION AND THE EFFECTS ON CHILDREN. What have you been advised to do? There is potential danger and injury to the physical and mental health of both the parties and their children where they choose to continue to live in a state of anxiousness and
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SUPERANNUATION – IT'S MINE! WELL ACTUALLY IT PROBABLY ISN'T ALL YOURS.

How is superannuation treated under the Family Law Act? Can I get an adjustment of our superannuation in our property settlement? The quick answer is that superannuation is like any other property either of you may have in your name or in joint name
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DO GRANDPARENTS HAVE SPECIAL ENTITLEMENTS TO SPEND TIME WITH OR COMMUNICATE WITH GRANDCHILDREN?

The short answer is yes, the Family Law Act specifically recognises grandparents. In year 2006 the Family Law Act 1975 recognised the importance of the role that grandparents often play in a grandchild’s life and the right of a grandchild to spend time on a regular basis with grandparents who are significant to their care, welfare and development.
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LOTTO CASE - HUSBAND KEEPS ENTIRE LOTTO WIN

The recent decided case of Elford says much more than the headline on Nine MSN of 5 April 2016. The headline read (LINK TO ARTICLE) Divorced Man to keep entire lotto win despite long marriage.
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BINDING FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS – COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS PRE-NUPS

Are they really binding? Want to stay out of the Court and make your own private agreement? The answer is that you certainly can.
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AVOIDING FAILURE IN MEDIATIONS FROM THE OUTSET

Most dictionary definitions of failure refer to a lack of success. Of course there are degrees of success so perhaps “failure" is not quite an appropriate descriptive term. In my experience few mediations result in “failure" or to term it more appropriately, a lack of success. An element of success is prominent in most mediations.
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I HAVE SEPARATED – WHAT DO I DO NOW?

The experience of separation is extremely daunting and can be a time when uncertainty and anxiety about your future impacts on your health and well being. Whilst we can't resolve how you are feeling about your separation, we certainly won't make it worse.
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GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS UNDER FAMILY LAW ACT

Do grandparents have special rights under the Family Law Act? They do have some priority and are specifically mentioned in the Family Law Act.
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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT INQUIRY INTO SURROGACY

The Federal Attorney General today (3 December 2015) announced that he has requested that the Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs to undertake an inquiry into surrogacy arrangements. The terms of reference for the inquiry are set out below.
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AMENDMENTS TO FAMILY LAW ACT

The Attorney General will be introducing new measures to provide greater protections for Australian affected by family violence to improve the response of the family law system to family violence together with other changes to the Family Law system.