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CHILD SAFETY Collaboration Divorce November 15, 2015

The Shuttle Mediation Approach

The shuttle approach, also known as shuttle mediation approach. The accepted form of mediation. Does it work and is it the best form of mediation. A recent article by Linda Kochanski examined the pros and cons of this form of mediation. My Experience in Shuttle Mediation. In family law we endeavor to avoid litigation in

A Discussion About Child Custody

Did you know the term ‘Child Custody’ is no longer referred in the Family Law Legislation. It was the term used previously by the Family Court. It was considered that Child Custody donated property rights to children that is that one party owned the children whilst the other party had rights to have the children

Pet Custody: A Doggy Tail

About Pet Custody I am always amazed when two astute people upon separation can work out every financial aspect of their relationship and can agree on the division of their matrimonial assets but are unable to agree as to who should look after Fido the dog or Max the cat. This is quite common especially

De Facto Family Law Blog September 29, 2015

Are You In A De Facto Relationship?

Recognising The De Facto Relationship Status In November 2008 the Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Act came into being.  This meant that any couple living in a de facto relationship would have their relationship recognized under the Family Law Act.  This gave rights to people to persons in a de

New Dedicated Domestic Violence Court at Southport: Good News for women or more trouble for equal rights? Part 2

PART 2: New Dedicated Domestic Violence Court at Southport: Good News for women or more trouble for equal rights? [PART 1: Click Here] Now for the Cons: Domestic Violence Orders and how they are used against the innocent. I recently penned an article for our Family Law blog and Facebook page setting out the pros

De Facto Separation – Did You Know?

De Facto Separation – Did You Know? Did you know that after a separation in a de facto separation relationship that a separating party must bring an application in relation to financial issues arising from the breakdown in the relationship within a period of 2 years from the date of separation.  For instance if de

Separation, Divorce And Financial Planning

SEPARATION, DIVORCE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING: What You Need To Know My financial advisers in their recent newsletter provided advice to their clients in regard to a separation in their relationship.   The financial adviser wrote, “It is an unfortunate fact of life that couples will separate and even divorce.  The financial adviser went on to say

New Dedicated Domestic Violence Court at Southport: Good News for women or more trouble for equal rights? Part 1

PART 2: New Dedicated Domestic Violence Court at Southport: Good News for women or more trouble for equal rights? [PART 1: Click Here] Over the next two weeks we will look at the pros and cons behind the ability for people to have greater access to Courts to seek protection orders with respect to domestic

Worth Having A Go: De Facto Dismissal

WORTH HAVING A GO: De Facto Dismissal A recent decision in the Family Court dealt with a man falling in love with a prostitute who he regularly visited.  A relationship developed between the two.  She gave up her profession and from 2003 she lived at her partner’s home up to 5 nights per week.  The

Collaboration June 26, 2015

Rejection Law and Collaborative Practice

I recently attended an international conference held by the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners on the Gold Coast.  There were some interesting papers presented at that conference.  A short paper was provided to us.  This is a paper published by Emma Young in March 2002.  It is short but interesting paper and is downloadable here.

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