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Getting interim orders in the Family Court

Separated couples unable to resolve matters regarding parenting and finances through mutual agreement can apply for interim orders in the Federal Circuit Court (or Family Court for some more serious and complex cases). Interim orders are “temporary orders” and usually made as a matter of urgency to determine parenting and financial matters until the final… Read More

Family Law Property Settlements – Is a 50/50 split the starting point?

Following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship, it is common for separated parties to be unsure and therefore anxious about their entitlements in a property settlement and the assets they are likely to retain. This is only natural given that Family Law is a complicated and emotional area of law which is… Read More

Accessing digital assets – estate planning essentials

The recent death (or purported death) of Gerald Cotton, former Chief Executive Officer of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange company, Quadriga CX, emphasises the importance of planning your electronic after-life. Mr Cotton’s death in India at the age of 30, has not only raised suspicion as to its authenticity (and allegations of an exit scam), but reiterated… Read More

Family Court Merger

On 1 September 2021 the two Courts known as the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia will be amalgamated to form one single Court. The new Court will be known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) and will be comprised of two separate divisions with one… Read More

Things to consider when partners separate

Do you have a friend or relative who has just separated?  If so, the information below should help. What is meant by separation? Separation in Family Law is defined as the bringing to an end of a marriage or de facto relationship (which also includes same sex couples). There is no need or ability to… Read More