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How to Succeed in Major Financial Proceedings

Major financial proceedings in family law are defined as matters which involve a contested net asset pool of $20 million or more. The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia has launched a Major Complex Financial Proceedings List to more efficiently deal with commercially complex financial family law cases. Without…

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Family Law Property Settlement Case Studies

When you come to think about what is a just and equitable property settlement in your situation, you will probably quickly conclude that the law seems to provide you with very little guidance. Your research has led you to understand that your property settlement should be “just and equitable” but…
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Complete Guide to the Genuine Steps Certificate

In the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) there are new rules, new forms and new procedures. The pre-action procedures explain what steps a family law litigant must take before starting Court proceedings. You need to certify that you have made a genuine attempt to settle the matter….

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Website of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

The website of the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) has gone live. Follow this link to the website. On the new FCFCOA website you will find new Forms, new Practice Directions and some useful videos such as the video below. A new court structure –…

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My Divorce Is Not Going Well

If your divorce is not going well, you need to take action now before it is too late. The consequences of a poor property settlement or unworkable parenting orders will have drastic and long term consequence for your life and that of your children. Can I change my divorce lawyer?…

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Your Guide to the Family Law Case Management Pathway

With the merger on 1 September 2021 of the the Family Court of Australia (FCoA) and Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC) to create the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA), there are also new Family Law Rules and a new Family Law Central Practice Direction. These have…

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Guide to the Central Practice Direction Family Law

Background The new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia has published its Family Law Case Management bible, the Central Practice Direction, which outlines the core principles applicable to family law proceedings and establishes a consistent national case management system. The merger of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and…

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Best Tips for Success in Family Law Litigation

Going to court is a difficult experience for most people, especially for people dealing with the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship. Here we provide you with our top practical suggestions for success in family law litigation. 1. Litigation is not the end of negotiation. Some people think…

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