Category: Family Law

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A Guide to the Marriage Separation Process in Australia

If your marriage has broken down and you no longer want to continue being in a relationship with your spouse, you may begin the separation process. Ending a marriage can be tricky when children, assets and money are involved. However, working with a lawyer and remaining calm and communicative throughout the process can help to

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What are Intervention Orders? What Do They Mean?

Intervention orders are designed to protect people who are being harassed or abused by others. They can be used to keep people safe from family members and partners, or from strangers who are threatening them. An intervention order can assist to make the applicant feel safer, as breaching an intervention order is a criminal offence

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The Role of Family Mediation in Family Law

Family law and mediation is an emotional and stressful area of the law. In cases of divorce and separation, all parties are likely to experience emotions such as grief, anger, pain and a sense of loss. This is especially true when there are children involved and custody is an issue. Ideally, couples are able to

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The Role of the Family Court of Australia

The Family Court of Australia is a specialised court for dealing with matters relating to family law. As a federal court, it deals with cases around the country and includes many specialist judges and other legal professionals with experience in family law. Although cases can be decided by a judge in family court, many are

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