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Divorce in the Jewish Community

Australians who marry are subject to the provisions of the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth).  When they want a divorce, they are subject to the provisions of the Family Law Act 1975. In the matters of marriage and divorce, observant Jewish Australians must take into account two different legal systems: ...

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“Men in Focus” – a Study by Our Watch

Our Watch and “Men in Focus” Last week, Our Watch released a new report titled “Men in Focus”, which discusses the links between masculinity and violence against women, and the ways to engage men and boys in its prevention. Our Watch is an independent, not for profit organisation establi...

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Enforcing International Maintenance Orders

An ever integrating global society raises a number of issues for enforcing an overseas maintenance liability including child support and spousal maintenance. Often when a spouse chooses to relocate internationally, the other party is left feeling vulnerable and concerned that orders for child suppor...

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Developments on Backdating Child Support Applications

There has been a recent development in case law following the child support case of Calafiore v Netia [2019] Fam CAFC 132 (2 August 2019).   The two parties gave birth to a child after separating from each other, however no paternity declaration was made at birth. A paternity declaration is a volun...

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Child Protection & The Children’s Court

Nicholes Family Lawyers has specialised knowledge in Child Protection proceedings before the Children’s Court. Child Protection staff within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) operate under a different jurisdiction to the Family Court and are guided by the Children, Youth and Famil...

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PODCAST – Bec Dahl on JOY94.9’s Family Matters

Nicholes Partner Bec Dahl and her co-host Gina Lambropoulos from Family Matters on JOY94.9, sat down to to chat with Jason Tuazon-McCheyne to discuss the realities of being a father, husband, advocate & “gay dad”. Jason provide insight into the practicalities of same-sex parenthood, incl...

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Birth Certificate Reform

On Tuesday 27 August 2019, the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill introduced by the state government passed 26-14 in the Victorian upper house and will now go to the Governor for royal assent. Under the changes to the Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act, people will ...

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