Airport Watch List Orders in Family Law Proceedings

Australia’s multicultural diversity within an ever increasing global community means that it is not uncommon for one or more parents of a child to have connections to another country other than Australia. It can be necessary to involve the Australian Federal Police (AFP) within family law matters ...

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Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Family Law

The Australian Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) focuses on education, research, training and collaboration of professionals involved in Family Law. This includes Judicial officers, lawyers, barristers, psychologists, social workers and mediators. The benefit of multi-d...

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Accessible Intervention in Cases of Family Violence

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria has implemented changes to Family Violence Intervention Orders (IVOs) to make the orders clearer and more accessible. On 24 July 2019, IVOs had their standard conditions updated to be more easily understandable. In addition, every order will now come with an info...

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No Longer a Party in the USA!

Recently it has been reported that Liam Hemsworth has filed for divorce following the breakdown of his marriage to Miley Cyrus. Hemsworth has reportedly hired Laura Wasser as his attorney and filed for divorce in Los Angeles due to irreconcilable differences. Hemsworth and Cyrus married in December ...

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Jabour & Jabour [2019] FamCAFC 78

In the recent case of Jabour & Jabour [2019] FamCAFC 78, the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia set aside orders made by the trial judge who, in assessing contributions awarded the husband 66% of the net non-superannuation property and the wife 34% of that property.   The parties marri...

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Trans and Gender Diverse Parents Guide

25 July 2019 will see the launch of the Rainbow Families ‘Trans and Gender Diverse Parents Guide’. The Guide has been research and written by Jac Tomlins and is designed to provide practical advice and answers to parents and children. The guide collates personal stories of trans and gender diver...

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