What is Surrogacy? Surrogacy refers to the process where a woman carries a pregnancy and gives birth to a child on behalf of another person or a couple. Surrogacy can be “traditional”, where a surrogate mother is inseminated with the sperm of the intended father or a donor, or “gestational” – a modern version which […]
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We get a lot of questions about this topic – and no wonder too. In 2014 alone there were 46,000 divorces in Australia!
Have you recently separated and are going through property settlement? Do you have real estate?
Changes have been made by the Federal Government to change the name of the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. The Federal Magistrates of the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia will also become Judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. It is anticipated that the structure of the […]
Generally, with any dispute relating to children, the parties are required to attempt mediation before any Court proceedings are able to be commenced by either party. There are certain exceptions to this general rule, which primarily relate to circumstances where there is a protracted history of family violence and the parties are not able to […]
Q. Do I have to go to court to resolve my legal problem? No. A substantial amount of legal problems are resolved by agreement between the two parties prior to the commencement of court proceedings. The Court is a resource for parties to utilise to resolve legal problems if no agreement can be reached. Legal […]
A de facto relationship is defined by the Property (Relationships) Act 1984 (NSW) as a relationship between two persons: Who live together as a couple, and Who are not married to one another or related by family. In determining whether two persons are in a de facto relationship, all the circumstances of the relationship are […]
A Divorce may be granted by the Federal Magistrates Court in the circumstances that an application has been made and you have been: Separated from your spouse for over 12 months prior to filing your application. The Court has jurisdiction to grant your divorce There are appropriate arrangements for any children under the age of […]
Q. What happens if I am served with Children Court Documents? It is most important that you stay calm and do not overreact when being served with Children’s Court Documents, which may be difficult given the circumstances. It is important to listen carefully to what the Caseworker or Case Manager serving the documents is saying […]
Q. What sort of process can I expect if I go to Court? This depends on which Court your matter is listed in. The procedures in the different Courts differ slightly. Generally your matter will initially be listed for a ‘first return date.’ This is a long list of matters and the purpose of the […]