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How do I formalise child support arrangements?


July 19, 2022

How do I formalise child support arrangements?

By Cassandra Selvaggio – Principal Lawyer Parents have a legal duty to financially support their children. Section 3 of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989…

New court fees from 1 July 2022


June 30, 2022

New court fees from 1 July 2022

By Elizabeth Pathmaraj – Senior Associate The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia family law court filing and court fees have increased effective from…

What happens after I start proceedings in Court?


May 23, 2022

What happens after I start proceedings in Court?

By Caitlin Elliott, Senior Associate The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia has strict requirements for actions that must be taken before starting Court…

Valuation of assets in family law cases


March 25, 2022

Valuation of assets in family law cases

By Andrew Sauer, Senior Associate When couples separate and have property and financial issues to resolve, the first step in obtaining a settlement is to…

At what age can my children decide where they want to live?


February 8, 2022

At what age can my children decide where they want to live?

By Cassandra Selvaggio, Senior Associate Co-parenting with your partner after separation can sometimes be challenging and stressful, even more so when your child has their…

Who needs to pay spousal maintenance?


December 14, 2021

Who needs to pay spousal maintenance?

By Elizabeth Pathmaraj, Lawyer Family separation can be expensive. Suddenly there are two households to support and another set of furniture to buy. When considering…

Financial settlement and time limits – how do they affect you?


September 9, 2021

Financial settlement and time limits – how do they affect you?

By Kate Wild, Senior Associate Dealing with the breakdown of a relationship is one of life’s toughest challenges. In the wake of a separation, you…

Now that we’re separated, who stays in the house?


March 18, 2021

Now that we’re separated, who stays in the house?

By Caitlin Elliott, Senior Associate Separated couples can usually come to an agreement about who stays in the family home and who moves out. Those…

My ex and I have agreed a settlement – what now?


February 4, 2021

My ex and I have agreed a settlement – what now?

First – congratulations. Family law separations, at the end of a marriage or a de facto relationship, can be really difficult. The fact that you…

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