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The Strahan’s (not their real name) have finally finished their 14 year long legal battle through the Family Court. They were only married 12 years ...

Superannuation can be a component of a property settlement which causes problems between the parties. Often one party’s super balance is as large if...

In its many forms, this type of behaviour is unacceptable. The current statistics are absolutely disgraceful in terms of the number of victims and the...

This phrase came from a client last year. Another client, throughout his matter continued to refer to the “the pub test” (I’ll come back to this...

I’m not entirely sure, but thanks for asking. Prenups are considered, even in 2019, to be a little taboo. A difficult subject to broach with a partn...

Well, no it’s not actually. As a parent in the family law realm you don’t really have rights, per se. There is nowhere in the legislation where a ...

Mediation has now become a compulsory step in most family law matters. This is to some people’s and, occasionally, their lawyer’s dislike. Unfortu...

We often speak to people who wish to make a change to their parenting arrangements. This can include reconnecting with their children after a period o...

In the recent family law property settlement case of Anison [1] (not the couple’s real name) Justice Hogan in the Family Court made a costs order i...

Further to Part 1 of this article, the second example of a Subpoena gone wrong was where one had been served on the Wife’s lawyers. The Subpoena sou...

The recent High Court decision in Commissioner of Taxation v Tomaras  [2018] HCA 62 determined the Family Court has the power to reallocate debt bet...

Sometimes, family lawyers can become a little Subpoena slap-happy, filing a raft of Subpoena when alternate options are available. Subpoena serve thei...