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Celebrating a year of yes

Thursday 15 November 2018 marks 365 days since Australia voted yes to same-sex marriage. At Nicholes Family Lawyers we think this is an anniversary worth celebrating. The postal survey resulted in 61.6% of Australia voting in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry. It was December 8 2017 when ...

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Think Equal – Screening of India’s Daughter

‘On 16th December 2012 at around 8.30 pm a 23 year old female medical student was on her way home from a movie with a male friend, the couple boarded a private bus, which claimed to be going their way. Her friend was badly beaten and she was dragged to the back where she was […]...

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Can legal fees be added back into the asset pool?

In lengthy litigious proceedings parties can accumulate large legal fees. The question is can these legal fees form party of the asset pool in a property settlement? In the recent decision of Trevi & Trevi the Full Court allowed the appellant husband to add back to the asset pool the wife’s le...

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Modern Families

There are many types of “Modern Families.” These can include surrogates, adoptions, IVF, sperm donors, egg donors, same sex, transgender and heterosexual couples, single women and men. On Thursday 18 October 2018, Nicholes Family Lawyers hosted a seminar which considered modern families, specifi...

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LGBTIQ+ Rights Around the World

In 2017 Australia joined a list of 25 countries around the world where same-sex marriage has been legalised. The list includes 17 European countries, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, the United States and Colombia. However, there are still many countries where homosexuality is c...

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Procedural Fairness in the Family Court

According to the Australian Law Reform Commission procedural fairness means acting fairly in administrative decision making. It relates to the fairness of the procedure under which a decision is made, and not the fairness in a substantive sense of that decision. The High Court has confirmed on numer...

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