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Category: De Facto

My Ex Won’t Let Me See My Children

Separation and divorce is a stressful and very confusing period of life. Stress levels are exacerbated even further when children are involved. Many marriages and de facto relationships that break down will have children in the equation, and it certainly makes a clean separation that much more complicated. And divorce is difficult enough without one

Husband Murders Wife For Property Settlement & Gets Just Settlement

Court’s interesting approach to property settlement after husband murders wife The Family Court of Australia has delivered judgment in Family Law property settlement proceedings brought by a wife who was subsequently murdered by her former husband. The former husband shot the wife resulting in her death, and also shot a friend of the wife who

What is your best alternative to Court if you and your former partner don’t agree on children or property issues?

Chief Justice of the Family court of Australia, Judge Diana Bryant says “I think the system is letting people down” In an article published by Robyn Powell of the ABC on 1 May 2017 our head Judge of the Family Court says “ I think the system is letting people down” and Bryant J sets

Kanye Believe It Or Not? Kim Kardashian Can!

As reported recently in a ‘very reliable’ gossip magazine, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s marriage is on life support right now, but don’t expect a Court showdown if they do go their separate ways. Radaronline.com has learned the couple has hammered out an agreement on how to potentially divide their assets – including the kids

How Do I Avoid The Family Courts – Part 1

About Alternative Dispute Resolution With the very long waiting lists to have your matter heard in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is on the rise.  It works and it is cheaper for everyone. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is just that.  It is a range of pathways outside of the

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

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

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

Gay Marriage in Australia

REPORTED IN THE DAILY MAIL NEWSPAPER “MODEL MIRANDA KERR’S BROTHER MATTHEW, 29, DECLARES HE IS ‘SMITTEN’ AND ANNOUNCES ON FACEBOOK HE WILL WED BOYFRIEND JAMES WRIGHT, 36,” The article went on say that Miranda Kerr’s brother Matthew will wed his boyfriend who is 7 years his senior.  He announced the wedding in a surprise statement