Articles and resources

The Social and Legal Development of Succession Law

This article outlines the social and legal development of succession law – providing an outline of the impact of family provision legislation

Is there a need for a statutory cause of action for the invasion of privacy?

In this article, our principal, Dean Bainbridge, explores the law relating to invasion of privacy in Australia. The article considers the different approaches taken by overseas jurisdictions and contrasts these approaches with Australian common law as it currently stands. Finally, the question of whether government needs to legislate in order to better protect privacy in Australia is considered.

Family law - helpful information for parents

Are you a newly separated parent? This information page is designed to assist such parents with practical advice on how to avoid the common pitfalls of relationship breakdown while providing some helpful suggestions on how to manage and maintain civil communication with the other parent.

Binding Financial Agreements

Binding Financial Agreements cover the division of property between the parties, superannuation and/or spousal maintenance.

Apprehended Violence Orders

An AVO, or apprehended violence order, is a general term to describe two types of orders that can be made to protect a person from harm, stalking, intimidation and the like.

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What constitues a de facto relationship?

Not every relationship is a de facto relationship. The Family Law Act 1975 defines the meaning of "de facto relationship" at section 4AA.

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Setting aside family law court orders

The Court is generally reluctant to entertain applications to 'set aside' final orders but there are some limited circumstances in which an order may be set aside

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Completing a financial statement

When you commence property proceedings in the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court, you must file a Financial Statement.

Who may bring a parenting case?

Only those with standing are entitled to file an application for parenting orders in the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court

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Family law consent orders

A consent order is a written agreement that is approved by the court and can deal with both parenting arrangements and financial arrangements

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separation under one roof

Physical separation is not the sole factor considered by the court when determining whether the parties are separated for the purposes of divorce.

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parental responsibility

Parental responsibility refers to all the duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which, by law, parents have in relation to children

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Family
Law watchlist

The Family Law Watchlist (also known as the "Airport Watchlist") is a system where a child's name can be placed onto a list maintained by the Australian Federal Police for the purpose of preventing the unauthorised removal of that child from Australia.

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Family Dispute Resolution

Family Dispute Resolution (‘FDR’) is a process whereby parties involved in a family law dispute attempt to resolve that dispute outside of court proceedings with the assistance of an independent FDR practitioner.

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wills and
estates

You work too hard throughout your life to allow the government to determine where your estate should go. The only way to ensure your wishes are fulfilled is to have your will drafted by a legal practitioner competent in the area of estate planning.

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probate
lawyers

Our probate lawyers take the stress out of estate management. When your loved one passes, the last thing you need is to overwhelmed with a complex probate matter. We will do everything necessary to draft the application for probate or letters of administration.

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