Social Media in Family Law, beware what you post!

Technological advancements over the past few years have resulted in a dramatic increase in social media use. Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Instagram, just to name a few, now all facilitate instant communication between users. Social media has also been a useful tool for separated families when used r...

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Travelling Overseas with Children

The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (FLA) sets out strict requirements for travelling overseas with children where there are orders in force or proceedings on foot under the FLA. Section 65Y of the FLA provides that where there is a parenting order in force, a person who was a party to the proceedings in ...

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Nicholes Family Lawyers on the Move

We are excited to announce that NFL has moved to Level 12, 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne from 13 April 2015. NFL was at 224 Queen Street for over 10 years. During this time, we represented clients from all walks of life and were successful in prominent complex financial matters; highly sensitive ch...

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The LIV Legal Comedy Debate – Rebecca Dahl

On 13 April 2015, the Law Institute of Victoria’s annual Legal Comedy Debate was held at the Athenaeum Theatre as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The topic of the debate was When it Comes to the Law, Winning is Everything. Teams of three lawyers battled it out with witty and h...

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Costs and Family Law

In family law, where there is usually no ‘winner’ and no ‘loser’,  the courts start from the default position that each party to a proceeding under the Family Law Act must bear his or her own costs (section 117 of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (“the Act”)). This means that an order for ...

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Contravention of Parenting Orders

The process for dealing with a party’s failure to comply with parenting orders is contained in Part VII, Division 13A of the Family Law Act 1975 (‘FLA’).   Parenting orders have attached to them a fact sheet which outlines this staged and is part of the education of each participant in pr...

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