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Social Media and Family Law

Social Media and Family Law

Family law cases for many years have been intensely private. But what was once private is now commonly publicised on social media. If you are going through a separation, it is very important that you are aware of your social media presence and realise what you post or...

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Domestic Violence in the Family Court

Domestic Violence in the Family Court

The courts recognise the close connection between family breakdown and violence, and the detrimental impact on both adult victims and children living with family violence. Protecting family members, and particularly children, from the effects of family violence is...

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Disputes are normal as there are times where things do not go your way or when you have a different view or opinion with someone about matters such as: Goals and priorities How you communicate The way things should be done Beliefs There are many ways for you to...

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Why is it a Bad Idea to Write Your Own Will?

Why is it a Bad Idea to Write Your Own Will?

Nowadays, it is relatively easy to find a free Will template on the internet and relatively affordable to buy a Will kit from a newsagent, post office or online. There are also websites that have data collectors that take your information and create a Will for you...

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Electronic Conveyancing

Electronic Conveyancing

As we continue to adjust the way we live and work during the COVID-19 pandemic, so too does our industry. With all states having already transitioned to electronic conveyancing, those adjustments may not appear as drastic, for others, it means adjusting a raft of...

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Covid-19 and Family Law Property Settlement

Covid-19 and Family Law Property Settlement

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected us all, socially, and economically. Despite the Australian Government taking unprecedented steps to stop the spread of the virus, we have already begun to see disruption to the Australian economy and our private lives. Such...

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Third Parties in Family Law

Third Parties in Family Law

A third party is defined very broadly as a person (or entity) who is not a party to the marriage.  In practice, the third party most often joined into family court proceedings are the following: the parents or siblings of the parties to the marriage; and/or the...

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