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FAMILY LAW: WHEN IS IT OKAY TO MOVE THE KIDS OVERSEAS?

– By Chloe Goldsworthy – If you have children with your ex-partner, you may have experienced difficulties in agreeing on all sorts of issues concerning your kids. This problem is often magnified when it comes to taking them overseas. Having an overseas holiday is one thing, but circumstances can become even more fraught if one…

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FAMILY LAW: “I’M KEEPING THE PETS!”

– By Marwa Shabbar – When a couple separates, the issue of who keeps the pets can be difficult and heart-wrenching. After all, pets are precious. Rover isn’t just a dog. He’s a best friend, constant companion, exercise buddy and even a confidante.  There’s no way to put a dollar value on his worth. So…

23.022017
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FAMILY LAW: COURSES AND INFORMATION SESSIONS

– By Chloe Goldsworthy  – Family law issues can be really stressful. If you’re separating or divorcing, there are property issues to settle. There are also parenting issues to agree, living arrangements to sort out, and let’s not get started on who gets to keep the pets. Even if you and your ex-partner can agree…

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

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 The husband and wife had…

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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…

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POST SEPARATION CONTRIBUTIONS: DO LOTTERY WINNINGS COUNT?

– By Marwa Shabbar – You’re told you’ve won the lotto. First, you think it’s a scam until you finally realise that it is all too real. You’re excited. You can’t believe that you’ve finally won. Then the realisation of your pending property settlement dawns on you and you begin to wonder if your former…