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What Is Collaborative Practice?

Friday, 10 May, 2024

Collaborative Practice is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which parties settle without resort to litigation.

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Navigating Change: A Guide to the Family Law Amendment Act in relation to Parenting Proceedings

Wednesday, 17 April, 2024

On 6 May 2024 changes to the Family Law Act 1975 will come into effect. One of the central aspects of the amendments is an emphasis on promoting the welfare of children in family law proceedings. The changes made simplify the list of “best interest factors” the court must consider when determining parenting arrangements, as well as removing the presumption of equal shared parental responsibility and associated equal time considerations.

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What happens to the Family Pets in Family Law Proceedings?

Wednesday, 20 March, 2024
the role of a family relationship consultant

Due to the emotional bond we have with our pets, many of us regard them as integral and valued members of the family. But did you know that the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) does not have a specific provision relating to pets?

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Social Media and Family Law Proceedings

Sunday, 10 March, 2024

Social media use is something that has become so normalised that for many people, it is their primary means of communication with others. Whether it be sharing photographs or reels on Instagram or comments on topical issues on Threads; social media provides us with the opportunity to connect with an abundance of likeminded individuals in a digital world.

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A Lost Will

Tuesday, 5 March, 2024

The Court usually requires the production of the original will signed by the will-maker before 2 witnesses. There are many circumstances in which a will may be lost and it can happen during the lifetime of the maker or after their death.

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Does Australian Law Apply?

Tuesday, 23 January, 2024

When people separate after being married or in a de facto relationship, the laws relating to the re-distribution of property after that separation will vary depending upon the choice of Court to determine the issues between them.

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Tuesday, 12 December, 2023

Section 69V of the Family Law Act 1975 (FLA) provides that where the parentage of a child is in issue, the court may make an order requiring any person to give material evidence.

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Support the fight against cancer!

Monday, 23 October, 2023

Christopher is riding to support the fight against cancer!

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Help! I am the executor!

Friday, 20 October, 2023

If you are appointed as an executor, you may need to learn how to administer a deceased's estate.

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Choice of School – Ask the child

Thursday, 12 October, 2023

Choosing a child's school is a parenting matter under the Family Law Act

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Nothing in this blog should be deemed to create or constitute a solicitor-client relationship between any readers and Swan Family Lawyers. A solicitor-client relationship is created only when this firm agrees to represent someone and a written engagement agreement or engagement letter is signed by both the client and solicitor. In all cases, the reader should consult his or her own solicitor for advice. The information in this blog is based on Australian law.