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Marriage, Children and RelationshipsMany people who are involved in relationships may at some time need the advice and help of a family lawyer. This site provides useful information and resources on common family issues for parents, spouses, children, unmarried couples and same-sex partnerships. It also provides tips for families about a range of services that can assist in the management of family relationships


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An introduction to the laws relating to the of right of spousal maintenance after divorce

Filed under: Divorce, Property Settlement, Financial Disputes

Section 72 of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) allows one spouse in a party to a marriage to maintain the other in the event that the marriage has...

An introduction to the court process for child-related proceedings and family law matters

Filed under: Divorce, Children, Separation

Due to the high emotion involved with family law matters, the law encourages parties to resolve disputes without having to resort to litigation. However,...

Can a divorce order be denied if there are no suitable arrangements made for the future care of children to the marriage?

Filed under: Family Law, Divorce, Children, Separation

It’s fair to say that undergoing divorce proceedings is never pleasant, and is infinitely more difficult if children are involved. Although Australia is...

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What do I need to know about creating enforceable agreements?

Date: 01 Aug 2017, Filed under: Divorce, Agreements, Binding Financial Agreements (Prenuptial Agreements), Family Law

Section 90G of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act) outlines the circumstances when financial agreements are binding. The requirements...

Are those who are in de facto relationships afforded personal protection from family violence?

Date: 01 May 2017, Filed under: AVO/Domestic Violence, Family Law

At the federal level, there are no laws in place where those in de facto relationships are afforded personal protection. However, s 114(2A) of the  Family...

Are those who are in de facto relationships afforded personal protection from family violence?

Date: 01 May 2017, Filed under: AVO/Domestic Violence, Family Law

At the federal level, there are no laws in place where those in de facto relationships are afforded personal protection. However, s 114(2A) of the  Family...

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Parents' loss acknowledged through recognition certificates

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New South Wales Attorney-General, Brad Hazzard, has announced that the State Government has moved to ensure families can have the tragedy of early pregnancy...

New approach to domestic violence assistance

Date: 17 Feb 2014, Filed under: AVO/Domestic Violence

New South Wales Minister for Women, Pru Goward, has announced the launch of the NSW Government's It Stops Here Domestic and Family Violence Framework....

Calls for greater cooperation to tackle child sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities

Date: 01 Feb 2013, Filed under: Sexual Offences, Children, Victim Support

Federal Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda along with the Australian Human Rights Commission welcomed the NSW Ombudsman's report on child sexual abuse...

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