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Separation is a challenging time, but the right mindset, a strategic plan, and a supportive network can make all the difference.
The merger of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court into the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia focuses on child safety and expedites case resolutions.
In Australia, terms like 'lawyer', 'solicitor', and 'barrister' have distinct meanings, especially when it comes to family law matters.
The use of marijuana can become a contentious issue in family law. We explain how the Family Court handles allegations of substance abuse and its impact on parenting arrangements.
Changing a child's surname post-separation is a significant decision that requires careful legal consideration.
Managing a family law case amid the Covid-19 pandemic presents unique challenges, from honouring parenting orders to reassessing property values.
This article outlines the various time constraints that apply in divorce, property division, and parenting matters. Learn why it's essential to act within these limits.
The family court is an unfamiliar environment that has its own set of rules and regulations, and can be a daunting experience for most separated parents or spouses
Working out the parenting arrangements for children can be one of the greatest challenges for separated parents.

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