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What does the Act say? – The Definition of Domestic Violence

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Most people know what domestic violence is and many have directly or indirectly experienced a domestic violence situation. What most people don’t know is that domestic violence is recognised by the legal system in several forms. It should be noted that whether the conduct occurred on one occasion or multiple occasions or whether it falls within […]

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Looking for ideas for Christmas presents that empower your loved ones?

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Do you have a loved one who is going through a difficult period in their lives?  The author, Jane Mathews, has written a book called “Midlife Manifesto” that empowers women to take control of their lives and to embrace change such as a difficult divorce or the onset of menopause. “I wanted to buy a book to help me […]

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How to get a divorce in Australia

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Divorce is the legal procedure which brings about an end to a marriage. The term “divorce” does not refer to distributing the matrimonial property, which is referred to as “property settlement” or to issues surrounding the care of the children, which are referred to as “parenting matters”. However, you do not need to be divorced […]

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PRENUPTIAL & BINDING COHABITATION AGREEMENTS

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When it comes to separation and finalising division of property, family law is not always about fixing a situation after it’s already happened. Did you know that there are proactive steps you can take at the commencement of a relationship or marriage that will effectively quarantine your assets and those of your partner, allowing for […]

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Separation & Divorce – Frequently Asked Questions

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How will I support myself if I leave my husband?  I’ve always been a stay at home mum… You may be entitled to spousal maintenance – discuss all your options with your solicitor before taking any action.   I don’t have assets of my own, will I lose everything if we separate? The law entitles […]

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Equal time is not the same as equal love

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Equal time is not the same as equal love Many families who have separated now share the care of the children between each of the parents. This particular type of arrangement has become much more common due to amendments to the Family Law Act in 2006. However, shared care remains contentious. A shared care arrangement […]

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