Who stays? Sole Use and Occupation Order

When people separate, one party often agrees to leave the family home however, this is not always the case. In some circumstances an issue can arise as to who will remain in the family home pending a final resolution of property matters. One option available to parties in this situation is to apply ...

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Alternative Dispute Resolution- Collaboration

At Nicholes Family Lawyers we encourage our clients to make a genuine effort to resolve disputes with their former partner and avoid the need to go to Court. To help them resolve these disputes we recommend clients engage with a range of options, collectively referred to as methods of “Alternative...

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Duress in Signing Financial Agreements

The issue of what constitutes duress when signing a Binding Financial Agreement was recently considered by the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia in the matter of Kennedy & Thorne [2016] FamCAFC 189. The parties met overseas where the Wife lived and were married in Australia the followi...

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