Family Law

Subpoenas Explained

Subpoenas – what are they, what is the point, and what is involved in the process? This post aims to answer these questions and explain what a subpoena really is. What is a Subpoena? Where a person or an organisation holds a document that is relevant to a Court proceeding, or where a person possesses relevant evidence/knowledge, that person/organisation can…

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Why You Should Avoid Court In Family Law

Would You Like Further Information? For more information read our earlier post on this topic. Please also feel free to contact us or book an appointment online.   Disclaimer The information contained on this site is for general guidance only.  No person should act or refrain from acting on the basis of such information.  You should seek appropriate professional advice based upon your particular…

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De Facto Relationships

Takeaway Point  If you are starting a relationship (or currently in one) and you have property, then you should seek legal advice about how to keep that property in the event of separation. Property can include: Real Estate Bank Accounts Cash Vehicles Household Furniture and Contents Shares Investments Superannuation Interests in a Business or Trust Inheritances   Would You Like…

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How do I afford a family lawyer if my ex has all the cash?

In many relationships we see, it’s common for one person to hold or control all of the cash assets. This may be intentional, or it may simply be a consequence of the financial arrangements during the relationship. Unfortunately, upon separation, this type of financial arrangement often results in one person being left with no cash. Without cash, that person does…

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What You Need To Know About The Family Law Court Process

When going through a separation, we always recommend that people try to negotiate and resolve their financial and parenting matters by agreement, rather than litigating the matter in Court (See our post “Why You Should Avoid Going To Court In Family Law”). However, there are times when Court litigation might be your only option. For example, if you and your…

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Consent Orders: A Must Read If You Have Separated

Consent Orders are almost always the best way to legally document a separation agreement. The purpose of this post is to provide you with information about the benefits of Consent Orders and the steps involved in obtaining them. What are Consent Orders? The Family Court encourages people to reach an agreement about family law matters arising from separation, including: – …

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