Family Law & Divorce: AVOs (Apprehended Violence Order), don’t take them lightly.

The highly publicised separation of former television presenter and model Kelly Landry and Sydney to Hobart winner and accountant Anthony Bell, has highlighted that there is a benefit in defending applications for Apprehended Violence Orders. Ms Landry alleged that throughout the marriage she was subjected to verbal abuse and family violence at the hands of …

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“What about me”?! Family Law: Do Children have a say in which parent they wish to live with after their parents separate? The answer may surprise you.

When deciding the living arrangements for children of separated parents, one of the factors that the Court is required to take into consideration is what the child says about where they would like to live. In doing so, the Court must also have regard to the age and maturity of the child and how much …

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Complexities of Artificial Conception – Always complicated, and needs to be considered on a legal basis as well as an emotional one. Here’s but one example!

In the recent case of Clarence & Crisp [2016] Fam CAFC, the parties had been in a same sex relationship from which a daughter was born through an artificial conception method, one party provided the egg and the other party was the birth mother. The birth mother alleged that the parties were separated at the …

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CAN THE PARENT OF A CHILD ABDUCTED TO JAPAN, EVER SEEK THE RETURN OF THEIR CHILD TO AUSTRALIA?

Japan’s acceptance of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspect of International Child Abduction “The Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction”, concerns the issue of international parental child abductions. The Convention provides a process in which a parent can retrieve their child who has been abducted or retained in another country …

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DOES AUSTRALIA RECOGNISE YOUR MARITAL STATUS? WHAT ABOUT POLYGAMY?

Recognition of overseas marriages in Australia Australia is an ever evolving multicultural society with many marriages occurring in offshore locations. What happens then, in the event that the relationship does not work out as planned? If you are married overseas, can you get divorced in Australia? In what jurisdictions is the divorce recognised? The simple …

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GETTING A DIVORCE? POST AT YOUR PERIL! – BE WARNED, THE FAMILY COURT IMPOSES SEVERE PENALITES FOR VENTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

In today’s society everyone is posting their personal lives on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like, but when it comes to Family Law matters making inappropriate posts can not only come back to haunt you, but can land you in jail!! Many people have taken to using social media as a …

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