The Basics of Child Support

If you are the primary carer of the child or children, then you may be able to claim for child support from the other parent to cover the cost of day-to-day care of your child. Even if the other parent lives outside of Australia, the Department of Human Service (the authority responsible for administering child […]

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Divorce Application Requirements

Since the establishment of the no-fault principle by the Family Law Act 1975, there is no need to provide any reason for divorce. The court just needs to know that the relationship has broken down irretrievably. Divorce Requirement If the requirements of a divorce order are met, any party can apply for divorce.  However, if […]

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A Guide to Parenting Issues in Family Law

Understanding Parenting Issues in Family Law   After the breakdown of your relationship, one of the most important issues that you need to consider is to have appropriate arrangements in place for your children.  Family law requires that all parties must act in the best interest of the children. Parenting Arrangement: Parenting arrangement deals with […]

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Understanding Spousal Maintenance

If your relationship with your partner breaks down, you may be able to claim spousal maintenance from your ex-partner to cover your living expenses provided that you could demonstrate that you need financial support and your ex-partner has the ability to support you financially. Generally spousal maintenance is paid prior to financial settlement between the […]

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Understanding Binding Financial Agreement

To discuss with your loved ones about your financial assets in the event of a relationship breakdown may seem inappropriate at first. However, though awkward it may appear on the surface, for many, protection of the hard earned assets and financial resources for themselves assumes paramount significance before entering into a new relationship. It is […]

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