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FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – POST COVID 19

FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – POST COVID 19

Domestic and family violence during and post Covid-19, and identifying the “markers” of an abusive relationship Whilst Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease in WA, lawyers, counsellors and front line workers are starting to see a flood of family and domestic violence...

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Parenting Orders

Parenting Orders

What you need to know in the midst of COVID-19 and how we can help  It is important for families to know that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Family Court of Western Australia remains open. As matters currently stand, hearings and conferences continue to be listed...

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Binding financial agreements – Thorne v Kennedy revisited

Binding financial agreements – Thorne v Kennedy revisited

Since the High Court of Australia handed down its findings in the matter of Thorne v Kennedy [2017] HCA 49, there has been much discussion as to what the implications of the decision are for binding financial agreements in Australia, with more than one headline...

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The Family Court and de facto relationships

The Family Court and de facto relationships

Over the last decade, an increasing number of Australians are living in de facto relationships, while marriage rates have fallen.  Reflecting this societal change, the law was changed in 2009 (2002 in Western Australia) so that the same law now applies to separating...

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What you need to know about Child Support

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

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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