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Family Court property proceedings are notorious as expensive, protracted, and painful journeys that former spouses seeking closure in respect of their financial affairs are sometimes forced to navigate. Of course, most couples who separate at the end of a marriage or defacto relationship can finalise matters relating to property­—essentially who

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Although you may see such terms as “custody” or “care percentages” commonly used on television or in social media, it is better to avoid referring to custody or care percentages in family law matters regarding children. Custody and access There was a time when the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

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Whilst the Family Court of Western Australia (“the Family Court”) is often the arena of choice for sparring spouses, the Family Court also holds a very important role in assisting amicable couples finalise agreements by consent. In fact, the Family Court much prefers to assist agreeable parties finalise their property

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The UN General Assembly adopted a Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November 1989. Australia ratified the Convention in 1989. One area where the Rights of the Child come under scrutiny in Australia is children’s ability to express their wishes in Family Court cases dealing with whom

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Frequently in the context of Family Law proceedings, the Court will be required to consider the mental well-being and capacity of a party. In parenting matters specifically, it is sometimes alleged that it is not safe for a child to be cared for by one parent, as that parent suffers

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