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Family Dispute

Equal Shared Parental Responsibility – a Misunderstood Concept in Family Law

By Margie O’Neill 2 October 2019 The Family Law Act refers to parents having ‘parental responsibility’ for the child of the relationship and the Court may make an order for parental responsibility to be ‘equal’ (shared by both parents) or ‘sole’ (exercised by one parent). Equal shared parental responsibility is not parents having equal time […]

Family Law

5 Tips to help you through a separation

Going through separation and divorce can be one of the most painful and distressing times that you have experienced, regardless of whether or not you initiated the separation. Here are a few tips to help make your life a little bit easier whilst going through this difficult period. Try to relax and look after yourself […]

Collaborative Law

Court or Collaborative practice?

When considering how to resolve your Family Law dispute, many people think court is the only option. Little is known about Collaborative Practice but it is a widely used alternative way to resolve your Family Law matter. A court case recently reported in the media shows the downside of being caught up in the court […]

Family Law

Stepfamilies and The Blended family

Stepfamilies and the blended family Step-parenting is a common experience in our society. When it comes to step-parenting it is the best interests of the children that must come first and will require delicate handling.  It can take years for a family to rebuild, so it is wise to be aware of this and be […]

Family Law

Merger of The Family court and the Federal Circuit court

On 30 May 2018 the Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter announced the merger of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court, with the merged court commencing on 1 January 2019. This comes in the middle of a review of the Australian Family Law system commissioned by the former Attorney- General and being undertaken by the […]

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