Family Law

Could Social Media Could Effect The Outcome Of My Case?

It is now a social norm to post about your life and share your opinions and stories on social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Unfortunately, placing your life, private affairs and images in the public arena is risky business. The growing dominance of social media in society now means that the content posted …

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Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) – Recommendations for Family Law System

The ALRC commenced an inquiry into the Family Law system on 27 September 2017. The Final Report was delivered on 31 March 2019. The primary recommendations of the ALRC were: 1. Closing the Jurisdictional Gap. The most significant recommendation is to abolish the Federal Family Courts, being the Family Court of Australia and family law …

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Should a parent have overnight time with young children?

It is a common question in most Family Law matters, whether a child should spend overnight time with the non-resident parent. Studies have been conducted trying to address three important practical questions: At what age and in what circumstances, is it appropriate for infants and very young children to stay overnight with the non-resident parent? …

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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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