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Time limits for property and financial matters in Family Law proceedings

Time limits for property and financial matters in Family Law proceedings

If you’re going through the Family Law system, you will be subject to time limits with some proceedings. If you are looking to resolve property matters or financial proceedings, different time limits will apply depending on the status of your relationship.

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My ex-partner hasn’t returned the kids. What can I do?

My ex-partner hasn’t returned the kids. What can I do?

Your ex has had the children for the weekend but he/she hasn’t returned them to you as agreed. This doesn’t happen often but when it does, it is best to be prepared.

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Difference between the Family Law Court and the Federal Circuit Court

The difference between the Family Law Court and the Federal Circuit Court

In Australia, there are two courts your family law matter can be filed or heard in; the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court.

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5 useful tips for Family Law mediation

5 useful tips for Family Law mediation

In Family Law, mediation is a tool widely used by the legal profession to encourage parents or former partners to develop solutions to their dispute without having to go to trial.

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How do I get a divorce in Australia?

How do I get a divorce in Australia?

You can apply for divorce after 12 months of separation. However as with all things in family law, it is rarely straight forward.

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Who gets the family pets after separation?

The cats out of the bag! Who gets the family pets after separation?

With over half of the Australian population having household pets, it’s important to understand who gets the family pets if a relationship breaks down and you separate.

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Family Law Consent Orders – are they worth my while?

Family Law Consent Orders – are they worth my while?

Consent Orders are a written agreement approved by the court. They can be used for agreements about the children as well as financial matters such as property settlement and spousal…

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How to minimise your costs in Family Law disputes

How to minimise your costs in Family Law disputes

In this day and age many people are only interested in one thing… “What is it going to cost me?”. And this can be particularly relevant to the cost of…

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Visitation Rights Dispute: Hall Payne Reunites Father & Son After 2 Years of Separation

Visitation Rights Dispute: Hall Payne Reunites Father & Son After 2 Years of Separation

Frustrated by failed attempts to get access to his son, a desperate father turned to Hall Payne. Within 12 Days, our family law team won him the visitation rights he…

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