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Family Court Orders Are Not to Be Trifled With

Property – Contempt – Husband sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for breach of property order by redrawing money from a line of credit facility and failing to discharge mortgage In Parrish & Gallejo (No.2) [2018] FCCA 2851 (3 August 2018) Judge Jarrett heard a contempt application brought by the wife against the…

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Child Custody

IntroductionMost people will understand the terms “child custody” and “contact”, yet in the family law, these are outdated terms. The terminology changed as a result of changes to the legislative framework brought about by the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006 that came into operation on 1 July…

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Less Adversarial Trial

The Family Court has developed a trial process aimed at minimising the negative impact that an adversarial trial can have on the parties involved, especially the children.The Family Court takes a less adversarial approach to trials in child-related proceedings. This means a trial in a child-related proceeding.Is focused on the…

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Child Support

Child supportThe child support scheme aims to ensure that children receive an appropriate level of financial support from parents who are separated. The Department of Human Services (DHS) delivers the scheme and provides services to parents and carers. DHS assists parents to apply for a child support assessment and facilitates…

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Can Divorce in Australia be Easy?

Emotionally, psychologically, socially divorce can be very difficult indeed. Add the hot button topics of children, finances and property to the mix and it is no wonder that divorce is probably one of the most challenging life events to ever be involved with. So no it is not easy, but…

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Can Algorithms Give Legal Advice?

This article originally appeared in the publication Medium. Lawyers and AI If you have no interest in the legal system, the law, access to justice, public policy, regulation, the future of human work and professions, or in lawyers for that matter, then please save yourself some time and click away now….

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Superannuation Splitting in Divorce

When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down property can be divided between the parties. Superannuation is treated as property under the Family Law Act 1975 but it differs from other types of property because it is held in a trust. Superannuation splitting laws allow superannuation to be divided when a…

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