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Is your parenting Order final?

Is your parenting Order final?

by In a unanimous decision, the Full Court in Morton v Berry [2014] FamCAFC 208 remitted a parenting matter for rehearing before a Judge following an appeal against a first instance judgment where the a father’s application to vary a parenting Orders made by consent some 2 ½ years prior had been dismissed. The Judge at first instance dismissed the application
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Who won the lottery?

Who won the lottery?

by In October, 2014 the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia considered an appeal in relation to a post separation lottery win by the Wife of $6 million. The winning ticket had been purchased by the Wife from monies that may have been drawn from the parties business and paid to her as a loan (a similar payment having
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Australian Bureau of Statistics: Marriages and Divorces in 2013

Australian Bureau of Statistics: Marriages and Divorces in 2013

by On 26 November 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published data and information about marriages registered and divorces granted in Australia in 2013. Although the resident population of Australia increased by 407,027 from 2012 to 2013, the number of people choosing to marry continues to decrease. Of the people who married in 2013, 76.6% of couples lived together prior
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Varying a Temporary Protection Order

Varying a Temporary Protection Order

by Why vary a Temporary Protection Order? An aggrieved person may want to seek a variation of a Temporary Protection Order so that they are provided with greater protection from the Respondent. A Respondent may also seek a variation. If the Police have acted for you when you were granted with a Temporary Protection Order and you are considering varying the
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Child Support and Child Maintenance:  What happens when a parent moves overseas?

Child Support and Child Maintenance: What happens when a parent moves overseas?

by Collecting Child Support Parents who are separated may apply to the Department of Human Services (“Child Support Agency”) for a child support assessment, so that the child support payable in respect of their child(ren) can be determined. If requested, the Child Support Agency will collect periodic child support payments on behalf of the parents. The Child Support Agency will collect
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Employee share option plans – is your former partner entitled to a share?

Employee share option plans – is your former partner entitled to a share?

by Share options are issued/offered to employees of corporations as part of their remuneration package or as employment related incentive programs. Share option plans vary considerably (based on the employee’s company policy) – they require an employee to meet certain conditions before the employee obtains the right to exercise the option. The time at which the employee obtains that right is
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Do biological parents have the upper hand in a same sex parenting dispute?

Do biological parents have the upper hand in a same sex parenting dispute?

by In short the answer is no.  The family Court has stated on a number of occasions that there is no presumption in favour of a biological parent. Most children born to (and adopted by) same-sex couples are now legally recognised as the children of both same-sex parents when it comes to family law and child support. This includes: - Children
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ATO Access to Family Law Court Files

ATO Access to Family Law Court Files

by It’s common in family law proceedings in the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court for issues relating to taxation to arise, including evidence of tax irregularities that can have significant consequences for the parties. Parties in Family Court proceedings have an obligation of full and frank disclosure of all matters relevant to their proceedings. The Courts have a public duty
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