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Death no protection from property settlement

Facts In the recent decision of Whooten & Frost (Deceased) [2017] FamCA 975, Justice Cronin explored the power of the Family Court to make orders following the death of a party to proceedings. The Wife (Whooten) and Husband (Frost) had married in 2003 and divorced in June 2015. Between the time ...

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Multilingual Speakers at Nicholes Family Lawyers

We are delighted to welcome Associate lawyer Natasha Mastroianni to the Nicholes Family Law team.   Natasha joins Nicholes Family Lawyers after working at a generalist law firm in the Northern Suburbs practicing in family law, property law, wills and estates.   Having practical experience ...

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Same Sex Marriage

On Wednesday 15 November 2017, the result of the historic vote offered to all Australians regarding whether same-sex couples should be able to marry in the same way as heterosexual couples was announced.  61.6 % of Australians voted in the affirmative. Under new legislation, the Marriage Act 1961 w...

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Anti-suit Injunctions

In Underwood & Underwood (2017) FLC 93-815, the wife sought leave to appeal against the order made by the primary judge granting an interim injunction enjoining her from continuing to seek any orders in proceedings commenced by her in the United States of America (“USA”).    The parties...

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