02.022017
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INTERVENTION ORDERS: WHEN CAN THEY BE MADE?

– By Naomi Hill – When a man successfully appealed against a final intervention order, it raised some important questions about the rights of defendants to oppose intervention orders. Background The man was having an affair with a woman who was married with two children. On a number of occasions, he had questioned her about…

31.012017
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FAMILY LAW: JUDGE UNIMPRESSED OVER CLAIM FOR $10 MONA LISA

– By Nicholas Black – A Federal Court Judge was unimpressed when a divorcing couple made competing claims for household possessions including a $10 print of the Mona Lisa. This case is a good reminder to parties involved in family law property disputes to think carefully about the items that they wish to contest. Background…

17.012017
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SEPARATION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

– By Kaela Dore – When a relationship breaks down, it’s tough on everyone. Separation from a partner is always difficult, but especially at this time of year when the kids are on school holidays, everyone else seems to be enjoying quality family time and there are celebrations and festivities all around. If you’re separating…