Frequent Topics

Have you been accused of family violence?

If you have been accused of family violence, the violence may be relevant to parenting orders you seek in a Family Law court, or to intervention orders which are sought against you in the Magistrates’ Court. Some of the questions you may have about these are answered below.  > In the Magistrates' Court Intervention Orders...

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How will Family Law relocation cases be decided in 2024?

A “relocation case” arises when a parent wants to move to a place far away enough from their current location that it will impact the time that the other parent spends with the children, resulting in a disagreement on the children’s future living situation and arrangements to spend time with each parent. Disputes about whether...

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Financial Agreements – Back to Basics

This Webinar looks at the basics of drafting and advising on a financial agreement and minimising the risk of a financial agreement under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (FLA) being found not to be binding or being set aside. It covers: Ensuring compliance with the relevant sections of the FLA Subject matter When is an agreement...

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Evolving ‘Best Interests’ Factors For Post-Separation Parenting – What You Need To Know About Family Law Reforms in 2023

Australia's family law landscape is undergoing significant changes that may impact separated parents. The Family Law Amendment Act 2023 (FLAA) is at the centre of these reforms, aiming to streamline and clarify certain aspects of family law. These changes will impact parents, children, and legal professionals alike.  Please...

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535 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000 Victoria Australia

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8010 Victoria Australia
DX 364 Melbourne

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