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Category: Family Law


How are pets treated in family law disputes?

Pets in family law - property or parenting?

For most couples who separate, parenting arrangements and/or property settlements are at the forefront of their mind. But what happens to the family dog, cat or any other pet who was a member of the family unit?
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Using caveats in family law property settlement

Caveats in family law

Caveats can be a great tool to protect your interests before or while formalising a property settlement. This article explores how caveats work in Australia, and in Victoria in particular, and how they can be used in family law proceedings.
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Can I vaccinate my child for COVID-19 without the permission of the other parent?

COVID-19 vaccinations and parenting matters

In this article, we review how the Courts deal with vaccinations generally and what has occurred overseas to date with respect to the COVID-19 vaccination.
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Co-parenting apps to assist separated parents

Co-parenting apps for separated parents

In this blog, we will look at the common features of co-parenting apps and some of the popular apps being used by separated parents.
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What impact might a Family Violence Intervention Order have during family law proceedings?

The impact of Family Violence Intervention Orders on family law proceedings

In this article, we look at how Family Violence Intervention Orders can have a significant impact on family law proceedings as they can indicate there is a risk to the child which can affect parenting arrangements.
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What are the potential taxes and stamp duty in family law property settlement?

What tax consequences do I have to consider when contemplating a family law property settlement?

A very important aspect of family law property settlements that is often overlooked is the tax and duty consequences of parties retaining or disposing of assets as part of a property settlement.
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Tips for successful co-parenting

Top 10 tips for co-parenting

Co-parenting is where parents communicate effectively and reach decisions in their children’s best interests together. Here are our top 10 tips for successful co-parenting.
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Separated under one roof

Separated under one roof: your guide

Many couples may have no option other than to remain separated under one roof, for a number of reasons including financial, convenience, for children etc. This article provides guidance around managing through a separation under the one roof.
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Family violence support services during COVID-19

Family violence and support services during COVID-19

With ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, there has been an even bigger need for those seeking assistance through therapeutic services, advocacy services or the courts.
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Property settlement after separation

How are assets divided after separation or divorce?

After separation or divorce, couples will need to finalise a property settlement. In this blog, we will look at what is considered in negotiating a fair and equitable property settlement.
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