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We know you probably have questions about your separation or family law matter. Whether you’re dealing with separation, contemplating divorce, or sorting through custody and parenting or property settlement issues, our Advice Centre has some of the answers to your questions to get you started.

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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.
Cairns Family Law Group sheds light on the criteria and recent controversial court decisions affecting de facto couples.
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.
Don't fall for common myths about family law and separation. Every case is unique, and it's crucial to get specialised legal advice.
Legal fees for complex family law matters can add up quickly. Being prepared and informed can save you money.
Managing a family law case amid the Covid-19 pandemic presents unique challenges, from honouring parenting orders to reassessing property values.
Understanding child support is crucial for parents navigating the complexities of financial responsibilities post-separation.
Mediation can be a crucial part of resolving family law disputes. Our top ten tips will guide you through the mediation process, helping you stay informed, realistic, and open to compromise.
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.
In this article, we debunk common myths and clarify legal intricacies, from asset division to superannuation splits.

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