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The new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA)

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Family Law for the Future: An Inquiry into the Family Law System was tabled in Parliament back in 2019. It contained 60 recommendations designed to improve the process and reduce the financial burden associated with filing matters in the Family Court of Australia. On 1 September 2021, the Federal Circuit…

Is Your Home Really Your Castle?

We all like to believe that Darryl Kerrigan was right and that our homes are our castles but what happens if your neighbours are making life difficult?

When does a relationship become a “de facto relationship”?

In family law matters (particularly property settlement matters), it is important to determine whether you and your partner are considered to be in a de facto relationship or not. If you satisfy the criteria for a de facto relationship, then there may be various implications if you separate.

The Litigation Process Made Easy!

Unfortunately, from time to time people are confronted with litigating a dispute. Whether you choose to act for yourself as a self-represented litigant or instruct lawyers to act for you, it helps to have an understanding of the process. Let’s take a simple debt scenario and step through the process. If you are owed say…

Parenting Orders vs. Parenting Plans – What’s the difference?

Everyone wants what’s best for their children. In cases about children, the Family Courtshave the best interests of the children as the paramount consideration.Although it may seem simple, often separated parents can have very different ideas aboutwhat sort of arrangements are in their children’s best interests. These types of disputesabout the parenting of children, or…