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Understanding the NCAT Guardianship Division in New South Wales and How a Lawyer Can Assist You.

The New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) Guardianship Division is a specialised tribunal that deals with matters related to guardianship and decision-making for adults who lack capacity to make their own decisions due to disability, injury, or illness. The Guardianship Division plays a critical role in protecting the rights and interests of vulnerable […]
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Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and Family Law

Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF) have become a popular way for Australians to plan for their retirement. SMSFs allow individuals to have greater control over their superannuation investments and make decisions about where their funds are invested. However, with greater control comes greater responsibility, and SMSFs are not immune to mishandling or mismanagement. Mishandling of SMSFs […]
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Family Law

Binding Child Support Agreements

When a couple has separated, they usually go through property settlement, where there are children, an arrangement will be made in relation to the parenting of the children, and it’s very common that one parent will be required to pay child support. It is most common for the child support amount to be determined by […]
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Estate planning for the modern family

There is no such thing as a “typical” family dynamic anymore, and now days there is more to a family than the husband and wife with 2 and a half children. Today there are divorces, new marriages, de-facto relationships, stepchildren, adopted children, same sex couples and the list goes on. When it comes to estate […]
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Grandparents and Family Law proceedings

When a relationship breaks down and children are involved, grandparents are often affected. Grandparents can play a significant role in a child’s life. Grandparents can feel left out when a relationship breaks down and many want to have an ongoing relationship with their grandchildren. The Family Law Act Section 60B provides important principles that provide […]
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Family law Arbitration

What is Family Law Arbitration? Family Law matters can be very costly to litigate and time consuming. There is an increasing wait time for the court to determine a family law matter on a final basis, sometimes wait times exceed two years from the date of filing an initiating application. Australia has seen a push […]
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What to expect at family law mediation?

Mediation is a process where a mediator, who is usually an accredited mediator, experienced barrister or former judge, assists the parties in a family law dispute to negotiate terms of a parenting agreement or property settlement in order to avoid court. Sometimes parties who are undergoing court proceedings will be referred by the judge to […]
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coercive control

Coercive Control

The term “coercive control” has become a more prominent term in recent years and is something that the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia has accepted as domestic violence and is taken seriously in family law matters. Coercive control is a “strategic pattern of behaviour designed to exploit, control, create dependency and dominate.” A […]
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Family Law

Covid-19 Vaccination Issues and Family Law

It has now been more than two years since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and the courts have not been immune to Covid-19 or Covid-19 vaccine related issues. Statistics say that more than 90% of Australian adults are vaccinated and over 85% of Australian children over 16 years have been vaccinated.  However there are […]
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