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Leaving an abusive relationship – Strategies to maintain safety before you leave

This post focuses on strategies to maintain safety before you or a loved one leave an abusive relationship. If you or......

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Experiencing anxiety and grief during the festive season

Christmas is a happy time of year but for families experiencing family law issues, it can be lonely, stressful and co......

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Safety strategies after leaving an abusive relationship

Separation - after leaving a domestic violence relationship Separation is a time to review and update the safety pla......

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How is finance and property divided after separating?

Whilst many people believe the fair way to divide property between a separated couple is 50/50, there is an establish......

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What Domestic Violence Orders are available in Australia?

Family violence orders are typically made by Courts under state or territory laws, and they are called different thin......

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Interim hearing versus final hearing in family law

So you have progressed your matter past the first court appearance and you are told that you have to attend an Interi......

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What is a Direction Hearing / Mention?

When you first start navigating the family law system, it can feel like trying to navigate a map in another language.......

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How to get a Divorce in Australia

The concept of ‘no-fault divorce’ in Australia With the establishment of the Family Law Act 1975, the concept of no-......

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Defence posting relocations, separation and child custody arrangements

Posting relocations are difficult for Australian Defence families at the best of times, but even more so when the mov......

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Partner Support when separating from an Australian Defence Force Member

If you are separating from an Australian Defence Force (ADF) member there are avenues of support available from Defen......

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Parenting Arrangements After Separation 

Following separation there are four approaches that parents can take when setting up future parenting arrangements fo......

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FAQs: Merger of Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia 

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have merged. Let’s navigate the family law c......

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Tips for getting your mental health back on track post separation

Going through a separation is never going to be a walk in the park, but sadly, with everyone in the process of trying......

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What happens when you’re not happy with a family law mediation agreement?

Family Mediation is a cost effective and emotionally supportive process that assists separating couples reach amicabl......

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Things to consider in a parenting arrangement after separation

There are several topics that should be included in any post separation parenting arrangement, regardless of whether ......

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Family Law and Family Pets 

Whether they’re furry, feathery or otherwise, pets provide fun, joy and companionship for the whole family. But what ......

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Embracing and dealing with change after separation and divorce

  What’s normal to feel during a significant life change like separation/divorce? Separation or divorce c......

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When will the Court vary final parenting orders? (Rice v Asplund test)

The Court will vary final parenting orders only in limited situations, where there has been a significant change in c......

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What is a family report in family law?

When parties are unable to reach an agreement about the care arrangements for the children a family report may be wri......

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What is the role of an independent children’s lawyer?

At the heart of family law policy is that the children’s best interests are protected in any parental dispute. One wa......

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