Tag Archives: child custody issues

Father’s Rights

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Quite often in the media we see comments about “Father’s Rights” in the Family Law context. In the Family Law system we often say “Children have rights – Parents have responsibilities”. This is a position long enshrined in both Australian and international law and International Convention. Parents do not have rights in the parenting jurisdiction. […]

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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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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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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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