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Dividing Up Assets According to the Family Law Act

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There is sometimes confusion about how to divide assets when a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down. Here, we talk about how the Family Law Act deals with dividing assets of separated couples (also called a “property settlement”). Tweet

Mediation Between Separated Parents on Child's Schooling

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Separated parents will usually share in making long-term decisions for the benefit of their children. One long term decision relates to where a child will attend school. If parents cannot agree about their child’s schooling or one parent wants to … Read More

Former Spouse Relations and Parental Responsibility Regarding Schooling

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Separated parents will usually share in making long-term decisions for the benefit of their children, such as where they will go to school. Where parents cannot agree or one parent wants to change a child’s school without the other’s consent, … Read More

Superannuation Entitlements as Part of a Property Settlement

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Under the Family Law Act, superannuation entitlements of separated spouses can be divided as part of a property settlement—this is called ‘superannuation splitting’. The Court can also divide the entitlements of eligible de facto couples. Tweet

Divorce Orders Reissued to Address Problems With Overseas Jurisdictions

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The Federal Magistrates Court recently announced changes to the document which is issued after a divorce is granted. The changes were needed to address difficulties encountered by parties using existing Divorce Certificates in overseas jurisdictions. The Court will now issue … Read More

Family Relationship Services Funding to Increase

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The Government has recently announced it will invest more than $100 million towards funding family relationship services including post separation dispute resolution processes. Below are some options available for parties when trying to reach agreement about their family law matter. … Read More

Reaching an Agreement Using Family Relationship Services

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The Government has recently announced it will invest more than $100 million towards funding family relationship services including post separation dispute resolution processes. Below are some options available for parties when trying to reach agreement about their family law matter. … Read More

New Legislation Puts De Facto Couples on Equal Footing

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Amendments have recently been made to the Family Law Act. The new reforms allow de facto couples to access federal family law Courts in relation to property and maintenance matters upon the breakdown of a de facto relationship. Dobinson Davey … Read More

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