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No Fault Divorce Law in Australia

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Unlike Australia, Japan has only recently announced that an amendment to the divorce law had been passed in the Japanese upper house so that divorced women no longer had to wait at least six months before being allowed to remarry, bringing them in line with men, who did not have to wait a single day. […]

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$99 Initial Consultation

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The first meeting with your solicitor is called an initial consultation, this is extremely useful as it gives you the opportunity to interview the law firm and decide whether you would like to work together with this particular solicitor.  This consultation can also very quickly help to determine whether you will need to proceed further […]

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Can my children still go to private school when we separate?

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Parents make plans for their children when together.  When the parents separate, these plans sometimes go awry.  Many parents are concerned about what happens to the private school they had planned for their children when they separate.   The best outcome is that the parents are able to agree and their plans are put into place without mishap.  […]

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“Too Old to Start Again”

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We recently had a phone call from a client in a panic telling us that he needed to see a family lawyer urgently. We saw him that afternoon. He told us he and his wife separated last year and he had been in the house since then. That day he got a letter from her […]

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I can’t afford a lawyer, he has the money

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It is possible to get a court order for the other party to pay your legal fees It is common for us to hear people say their ex-partner controls all the money and they can’t afford a lawyer. Usually in these situations there is actually money in the asset pool, but it is tied up […]

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Have you been told you need a Family Report?

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If you are going through the process of separation and children are involved it is likely that a Family Report will be required. Parents often find this process daunting and worry about what effect the report will have on the outcome of time spending arrangements with their children. Here is what you need to know […]

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Top 10 Tips for Parenting Post-separation

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Whilst a family breakup can be sad and difficult, it does not need to be catastrophic. Life goes on after all. And some families even manage to thrive and grow after separation. Unfortunately, parenting post-separation is not always straight forward. When parents can’t manage their new relationship as separated parents positively it is ultimately the […]

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What Does the Act Say? Navigating Protection Orders

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Our last blog covered the legal options open to domestic violence victims to ensure that they are protected. The most important form of protection is the protection order. It is important to understand the contents of a protection order so that you know the parameters of your protection. They can be broken down as follows:- […]

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What Does the Act Say? – Protection for Domestic Violence Victims

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Over the last two weeks we have covered the circumstances that will constitute domestic violence by exploring the definitions of domestic violence and the categories of relationships that are included in the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (“the Act”). You can find both of these articles at http://matthewlovefamilylawyers.com.au/latest-news/. There are several legal options […]

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What Does the Act Say? Domestic Violence & Relevant Relationships

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Last week’s blog article covered the various definitions of domestic violence under the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (“the Act”). You can read that article at: http://matthewlovefamilylawyers.com.au/the_definition_of_domestic_violence/. However, domestic violence is also restricted to certain relationships which the Act calls “relevant relationships”. Whilst the term “relevant relationships” is quite a harsh term, the […]

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