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The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Merger: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, 24 August, 2021
federal circuit and family court of australia merger - what you need to know

Major changes are set to occur within the family law system. On 1 September 2021, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia will merge into one Court, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (“the Court”).

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Why Divorce Rates are Increasing in Australia

Wednesday, 7 July, 2021
why divorce rates are increasing in australia

Since the Family Law Act in 1975 divorce rates have increased and today approximately 50% of marriages and de facto relationships which are also governed by the Family Law Act breakdown. This is a product of changes to the economic and legal constraints to divorcing and a move away from a cultural bias in favour of staying married.

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Defamation – what you should know

Friday, 18 June, 2021
defamation law - what you should know

Separation is a difficult and emotional time often characterised by unjustified remarks

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Preparing for Mediation

Tuesday, 30 March, 2021
preparing for mediation

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
splitting superannuation

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
property agreements between parties - when does it bind the court

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
implementation of a Covid19 immunisation for children program

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
when are binding financial agreements binding

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
choosing a marriage counsellor

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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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.