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Preparing for Mediation

Tuesday, 30 March, 2021

The success of a mediation is increased if the participants understand the process and come to mediation prepared to find a mutually agreeable solution and not focus on preparing for trial. The cost in both time and money to proceed to litigation often outweighs the benefit of focusing on uncovering participants’ interests and seeking an early settlement before huge costs have been incurred.

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Splitting Superannuation

Friday, 26 February, 2021

When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down the Family Law Act allows superannuation to be divided.

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But you promised!

Monday, 21 December, 2020

An agreement (unless a binding financial agreement) between parties, cannot bind the Court in any property proceedings under either s 79 or s 90SM of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (see Woodcock and Woodcock (1997) FLC 92-739).

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Implementation of a COVID-19 Immunisation of Children Program

Monday, 30 November, 2020

Recent discussion has emerged surrounding the implementation of a Coronavirus vaccination and related parenting issues in family law. Consideration of the challenges presented by COVID-19 has prompted a number of questions as to how the Family Court will respond when confronted with the issue of parents immunising their children against Coronavirus.

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When are Binding Financial Agreements Binding

Friday, 30 October, 2020

SECT 90G FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 sets out when financial agreements are binding

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Choosing a Marriage Counsellor

Sunday, 2 August, 2020

The breakdown of your relationship is likely to be one of the most emotional events in your life. It has been said that the only greater emotional event in your life is the death of a child and that the end of your marriage is more traumatic than the death of your partner.

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Four Rules for Newly Separated Parents

Monday, 4 May, 2020

Here at Swan Family Lawyers we understand that co-parenting post separation can be extremely challenging – especially if the relationship did not end amicably.

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Coronavirus and Co-Parenting

Monday, 30 March, 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, people are being encouraged to practice social distancing and isolation as well as limiting social gatherings to 2 people. As family lawyers, we are being asked how to manage shared parenting in these challenging and unprecedented times.

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Co-Parenting Applications

Wednesday, 8 January, 2020

Being able to effectively and respectfully communicate with a co-parent can be difficult. It is important, however, that your children can see their parents communicate and respect one another. Some cost more than a communication book but the transparency and accountability the apps provide may be very valuable.

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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.