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Category: Family Law


Friday, 31 May, 2019

Disclosure requires parties to a family law dispute to provide to each other all information relevant to their case. This includes information recorded in paper documents or stored by other means such as computer storage devices and also includes documents that the other party may not know about.

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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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Part of the Family

Friday, 14 September, 2018

Many consider their pets to be part of the family, so what happens to the pet after separation?

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Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Financial Agreements are powerful documents that empower people to choose and have certainty in family law property matters but require a high level of legal advice

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What happens to the Engagement Ring at Separation?

Sunday, 5 August, 2018

Historically, the Courts took the view that if the engagement ring was made in contemplation of marriage and the marriage did not then proceed, then the ring must be returned.

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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.