Frequent Topics

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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Super-Size Me: Superannuation Splitting and Family Law

Introduction Most property settlements under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (FLA) involve a consideration of superannuation. Even the smallest property pools will usually include some superannuation. On 1 July 2022 the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) contributions increased to 10.5 % of earnings. This is now the minimum...

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Recent Cases in Bankruptcy & Family Law

Bankruptcy issues frequently arise when parties separate - either contributing to the reasons for the separation or as an outcome of the separation. When bankruptcy and separation occur at the same time the question is: which legislation applies to determine whether the trustee in bankruptcy or the non-bankrupt spouse takes...

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How Much Child Support Should I Pay?

Either parent can apply for a child support assessment. Child Support issues an assessment setting out the amount of child support payable by one parent to the other. The assessment is based on a formula. The level of child support varies depending on such factors as: the number of children of the relationship; the amount of...

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Tips to Keep Your Family Law Costs Down

We appreciate that payment of legal costs can present a challenge for many clients. We will work with you to ensure your case is dealt with as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.  We will be transparent about our professional fees and the other out of pocket costs (referred to as ‘disbursements’) you may incur at...

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Our professional Family Lawyers in Melbourne are ready to listen.

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535 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000 Victoria Australia

PO Box 13172
Law Courts
8010 Victoria Australia
DX 364 Melbourne

61 3 9248 5800



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