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Law Institute Journal Family Law Special Edition on (i) Mutual Wills Agreements and (ii) Dispute Resolution

Nicholes Family Lawyers has contributed two articles to the Law Institute of Victoria Law Institute Journal Special Edition on Family Law (March 2023 edition).

Managing Partner Sally Nicholes and Senior Partner Keturah Sageman have co-authored “Opening a Pandora’s box?” which looks at the Forster decision regarding mutual wills agreements and the implications this case has for binding financial agreements and property settlements from a family law perspective, especially for blended families.

Partners Bec Dahl and Nadine Udorovic, working with Resolve Conflict Family Lawyers & Mediators Director Catherine Gale, co-authored “Reshaped, Reframed and Innovated” which looks at new and highly innovative ways couples are being empowered to approach resolving relationship breakdown, with a particular focus on the Our Family in Two Homes (OFTH) approach. The authors thank Nicholes Family Lawyers law clerk Olivia Cash and Resolve Conflict Family Lawyers & Mediators paralegal Sally Crocker for their drafting assistance.

OFTH was developed in Canada by esteemed collaborative family lawyer and mediator Jacinta Gallant, who granted Nicholes Family Lawyers and Resolve Conflict Family Lawyers & Mediators permission to pioneer this innovative approach to family law in Victoria as part of their alternative dispute resolution offerings.

We thank the Law Institute Journal for the opportunity to bring these important family law topics to the attention of our fellow family lawyers and allied professionals. We also congratulate the other authors for their excellent articles in the Family Law Special Edition.

To read “Opening a Pandora’s box?”, click here.

To read “Reshaped, Reframed and Innovated”, click here.

By Nicholes Family Lawyers


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