Marriage, Children and Relationships

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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Divorce applications and arrangements for children

Filed under: Children's Court/Care and Protection, Family Law, Divorce, Children, Agreements

The divorce process is never easy and if there are also children involved, there are a number of other considerations to take into account that can make...

Serving an application for divorce: The process explained

Filed under: Family Law, Divorce, Separation

When serving an application for divorce, there are certain steps that must be followed, unless service is dispensed with by the court.

How are non-financial contributions dealt with by the courts when a relationship comes to an end?

Filed under: Property Settlement, Asset Divison, Spousal Maintenance, Family Law, Divorce, Separation, Financial Disputes

When determining how property is to be dealt with when a relationship comes to an end, the law will look to the contributions of the parties that takes...


What evidence is needed to prove separation under one roof?

Date: 01 Oct 2017, Filed under: Separation

In order to prove separation under one roof, some of the evidence that can be used may include: moving into separate bedrooms and informing another...

What conditions must be met for spousal maintenance?

Date: 01 Oct 2017, Filed under: Divorce

In order for one spouse to be maintained by the other, there are two general conditions that should be met. First, one spouse must be “unable to...

What makes an overseas marriage valid?

Date: 01 Oct 2017, Filed under: Marriage and Civil Partnerships, Family Law

In order for a marriage solemnised overseas to be valid in Australia, the marriage must conform to the legal requirements of the country in which the marriage...

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New approach to domestic violence assistance

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

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