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Category: Family Law

Child support and school fees. Who pays?

Wednesday, 25 September, 2019

Child support does not include payment of school fees unless there is a change of Change of Assessment by the Child Support Agency a Child Support Agreement or an order by the Court.

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Why choosing the right family lawyer can significantly impact the outcome of your separation

Wednesday, 28 August, 2019

​Seeing a lawyer for the first time can be a daunting and overwhelming experience, particularly when already facing the emotional stress of a separation. That is why choosing the right family lawyer from the start is such an important decision.

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Post Separation Inheritances

Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

If you or your former partner receive an inheritance after separation, and before there has been a property settlement, it is important to consider whether and how the inheritance is to be included in the shared pool of property.

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How Tax is treated in Family Law

Thursday, 20 June, 2019

Consider how tax which is not yet payable could be decided by the Court in property settlement cases.

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The effect of HECS debts in property settlements

Monday, 6 May, 2019

With a high number of people pursuing tertiary education, following separation it is important to consider what happens to any HECS debts in a relationship.

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Family Counselling

Sunday, 31 March, 2019

‘Family counselling’ is defined in the Family Law Act as a process in which a family counsellor helps one or more people to deal with personal or interpersonal issues relating to marriage, separation or divorce, including issues relating to the care of children.

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Adopting a step-child in South Australia

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Australian family units are diverse and take many forms including step-families and blended families.

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Surrogacy in South Australia

Thursday, 17 January, 2019
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Sharing during the Silly Season

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Shared parenting arrangements at Christmas time need not add stress to this busy period. As with all things this time of year, it takes some planning.

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Can final Family Law property orders be changed?

Thursday, 25 October, 2018

When the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court of Australia makes a final order in relation to property, the order is deemed to have finally determined the financial relationships between the parties to the order and avoid further proceedings between them.

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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 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.