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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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Notional Property and ‘Add Backs’

Notional Property and ‘Add Backs’

by Before the Court can finalise financial disputes after the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship, it must first determine the property pool. Unless the particular proceedings are complicated, this will involve calculating (as at the date of hearing) the parties’ assets and liabilities - whether held in joint or sole names - to reveal the parties’ net financial
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Caveats

Caveats

by Caveats – What is a caveat? Who can lodge a caveat? What you can do? How we can help. Real property being either a home or an investment usually forms a significant part of a matrimonial property pool and it is not uncommon for real property to be in one party’s sole name. If the real property is held in
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YouTube and the Courts

YouTube and the Courts

by The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have now launched their official YouTube channels. The YouTube channels provide information and videos to help people with some aspects of Court procedure. If you intend on filing an Application for Divorce and want to do it yourself then don’t forget to watch the informational videos “How to
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