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Category: Family Law

Overseas Child Support

Sunday, 24 September, 2017

Overseas child maintenance orders from reciprocating jurisdictions can be registered in Australia under the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988.

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I am Worried my Former Partner will Take our Child Overseas

Saturday, 16 September, 2017

If you have this concern you can apply to the Court:

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Am I eligible to get divorced in Australia?

Wednesday, 30 August, 2017

You can apply for a divorce in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia provided you have been separated from your spouse for at least 12 months and are ‘domiciled’ in Australia, that is where you intend to live in the future.

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Am I entitled to Spousal Maintenance?

Tuesday, 29 August, 2017

​ Spousal Maintenance is a form of financial support given from one spouse/de facto partner to another spouse/de facto partner to assist them with their reasonable living expenses.

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Step-parent liability for child support

Wednesday, 19 July, 2017

Step-parents can be responsible to provide support for their former partner’s child.

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Murray's Mine!

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017

Whether Murray is a pet dog, cat or magpie, he can be the centre of much angst.

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Do you, as a grandparent, have the right to spend time with your grandchildren?

Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

Section 65C(ba) of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (“the Act”) provides that a grandparent is able to apply for a parenting order. A grandparent is able to make application to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia for their grandchildren to live with, spend time with and/or communicate with them if it is in the children’s best interests.

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Am I in a De Facto Relationship?

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

A de facto relationship is defined in Section 4AA of the Family Law Act 1975. The Act provides that a person is in a de facto relationship with another person, whether they be of the same or of the opposite sex, if they have a relationship as a couple living together on a genuine domestic basis.

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What Is a Child Support Agreement?

Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

The child support legislation allows parents to reach agreement on the amount of child support to be paid. A child support agreement must meet the requirements of the legislation and has to include matters that can be dealt with in a child support agreement. Once parents have made a child support agreement, either parent can apply to the Registrar to have it accepted.

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Take Time Out

Wednesday, 11 January, 2017

Welcome to 2017! For many of you reading this you may be viewing the year with some trepidation.It is likely you are facing a relationship breakdown or are already in the throes of one.

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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.