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Recovery Orders


May 24, 2024

Recovery Orders

By Alison Finch – Special Counsel My ex-partner has taken my child interstate without my consent, what can I do? Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there…

Can I use documents received in my family law matter for other purposes?


April 17, 2024

Can I use documents received in my family law matter for other purposes?

By Mary Young – Senior Associate Documents you receive by disclosure, Court Order or Subpoena or any other compulsory court process cannot be used for…

What is a de facto relationship and how does it affect my legal rights?


March 25, 2024

What is a de facto relationship and how does it affect my legal rights?

By Caitlin Elliott – Senior Associate The rate at which people choose to live in a de facto relationship rather than getting married continues to…

Intervention Orders and Family Law – how do they interact?


February 16, 2024

Intervention Orders and Family Law – how do they interact?

By Bryn Stevens – Senior Associate In some family disputes, the first involvement of any court is as a result of one party applying for…

Disputing an expert valuation report


January 30, 2024

Disputing an expert valuation report

By Jennifer Zekirovska – Senior Associate Expert reports in various fields are often needed in family law negotiations or litigation. The most common of those…

Joining third parties to family law proceedings


January 12, 2024

Joining third parties to family law proceedings

By Karen Devey – Senior Associate Usually, only a separated husband and wife, or former de facto partners are involved in family law court proceedings….

Treatment of non-commutable superannuation pensions in family law property settlements


December 4, 2023

Treatment of non-commutable superannuation pensions in family law property settlements

By Kate Wild – Senior Associate Retired superannuates in defined superannuation benefit schemes often have a non-commutable superannuation pension entitlement. A non-commutable superannuation pension provides…

Changes to Child Support from 1 July 2023


October 25, 2023

Changes to Child Support from 1 July 2023

By Andrew Blake – Senior Associate On 1 July 2023, the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Child Support Measures) Act 2023 (“the Amendment Act”) came into…

What happens if one of the parties dies during family law proceedings?


October 10, 2023

What happens if one of the parties dies during family law proceedings?

By Elizabeth Pathmaraj – Senior Associate Couples separate at all stages of life. On top of age factors, nobody is immune to just how unpredictable…

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