Changes to Children’s Names

The power of courts to order a change to the name of a child varies from state to state. In Victoria, the relevant legislation provides that the only court that can make such an order is the County Court of Victoria. As such there have been several cases in the past few years where an […]...

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Post-separation contributions: Trask & Westlake

In the recent decision of Trask & Westlake, the Full Court of the Family Court considered the parties’ respective contributions where the husband had accrued significant assets following separation. The parties had four children and had taken up traditional breadwinner and homemaker roles. Fou...

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