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Important Dates for Filing Applications in the Family Court of Australia

by Christmas can be difficult for families at the best of times, but it can be particularly difficult for separated families. The closing date for the filing applications for parenting orders in the Family Court of Australia to be heard prior to Christmas is fast approaching. The cut off date this year is 4.00 pm on Friday 8 November 2019.  
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How to save $1000's on your divorce or separation

by The financial cost of having a Court decide how property is to be divided or how children are to parented can be disproportionate to the value of property or the issues in dispute. The hours spent preparing for hearings, meeting with solicitors and barristers, and attending Court can cost tens of thousands in legal fees and Court fees. Cases often
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What is a Family Report?

by A Family Report is a report written by an independent expert to assist the Court in determining what parenting arrangements would best meet the interests of the child or children who are the subject of a parenting dispute. Report writers are usually experienced social workers or psychologists who are either in private practice or employed directly by the Court. When
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There's an App for that!

by Most of you will remember the ‘conscious uncoupling’ of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin in 2014. It appeared amicable, respectful and very child focused but that’s not always the case for separating parents. Relationship breakdowns can be hard. Parents are often consumed with their own grief and anger and struggle with the legal and emotional issues surrounding separation. It’s not
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How did the children get their own lawyer?

by   The Court will appoint an Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL) if the children’s interest require separate representation. This will be appropriate where: The conflict between the parties has the potential to harm the children; The children or the parents have a significant medical, psychological or psychiatric illness; Neither parent is able to provide adequate care for the children; Where there
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