Family Articles

What you need to know about Child Support

Family law in Australia recognises that both parents of a child should be financially responsible for that child’s care, regardless of the parents’ marital status, their past or present relationships, or their involvement in the child’s life. The child support scheme...

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The Power of the ATO and Family Law Settlements

Many clients come to see a family lawyer wanting to talk about issues related to the Australian Tax Office (“ATO”), while others haven't turned their minds to their own tax affairs for some time. Generally, we find there is a misunderstanding about the role and power...

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Superannuation splitting laws – things you need to know

When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down property can be divided between the parties. Superannuation is treated as property under the Family Law Act and as such, for all couples except de facto couples in Western Australia, superannuation can be adjusted,...

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Things to Consider When Getting a Divorce

Applying for divorce can often be a traumatic and stressful experience. Whilst Australian family law can be complex and overwhelming, equipping yourself with the following information will likely alleviate some of your concerns. 1. Can I Apply for a Divorce? If your...

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5 Steps to Assist with a Stress-Free Family Separation

The breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship is a difficult time for all involved. With complex laws and emotions running high, it is easy to become stressed and overwhelmed. Whilst a stress-free separation may seem ambitious, the following tips are likely to...

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Can you be separated and live under the same roof?

Before a person can apply for a divorce they have to be able to establish to the Family Court that their marriage has irretrievably broken down. This can be established if the Court is satisfied that the parties to the marriage have separated and have lived separately...

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