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Child Support Refunds

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The child support regime ensures that children receive a proper level of financial support from their parents.

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Who is a "Dependant" in Family Provision Applications?

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When a person dies and if the provisions of their Will fail to make adequate provision for the proper maintenance and support of their spouse, child or dependant, section 41...

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Social Change brings Legal Change to Your Will

The law is slow to change. Legislators often wait for changes in society to become established and accepted as “the norm” before making changes to legislation.

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Changing Gender

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Pursuant to section 67ZC of the Family Law Act, the Family Court of Australia has the power to make orders relating to the welfare of children.

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Binding Financial Agreements are Bad News

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A financial agreement can be entered into by a couple prior to marriage, during marriage or after divorce.

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Applying for Leave to Commence Property Settlement Proceedings Out of Time

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The Family Law Act imposes time limits for commencing proceedings in the Court for a property settlement.

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Your Liability for Your Spouse's Tax Avoidance

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When the Family Court is asked to determine a Family Law property settlement for a married or de facto couple, one of the issues that must be addressed is who...

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Notional Assets or 'Addbacks' Are Not Dead

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In determining a financial settlement under the Family Law Act, it is necessary to calculate the net pool of assets as at the date of the settlement or the trial.

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Publication Orders

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The confidentiality of parties involved in Family Law proceedings is protected by section 121 of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

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Potentially Polygamous Marriages

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According to the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth), “marriage” means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life (“the definition”).

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