Family Law

Ban on Cross Examination in Family Law Domestic Violence cases

The Family Law Act was recently changed. These changes were to ban personal cross-examination in family law proceedings involving allegations of family violence. This new legislation only applies in specific circumstances from 10 September 2019 (6 months after the commencement of the amendments). The Court is also now required to use other protections for victims …

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Can you Throw Out your Ex’s Property?

When a couple separate it is usually the case that one party leaves the home and takes what they can fit in a suitcase. This leaves the other party with the remainder of their property. So, what can you do with your ex’s property, regardless of whether it is valuable or sentimental, can you legally …

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Family Law – FAQs

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 …

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