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Bec Dahl, Senior Associate, on JOY94.9

For the past 3 years, Senior Associate, Bec Dahl has been an announcer on JOY94.9. JOY is Australia’s only GLGBTI radio station, and is committed to providing a voice for diverse communities, enabling freedom of expression, the breaking down of isolation and the celebration of the community...

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Protection for Domestic Violence Survivors in Family Law

In an effort to restrict self-represented litigants from cross examining their victims of domestic violence, the Federal Government is set to introduce new legislation to abolish the existing practice. The Government is concerned that the current regime which permits cross examination of a victim of...

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Substitution of Parties to Recover Taxation Debts

It is not uncommon for a party to have a taxation liability but no means to meet it, especially when the income arises through a distribution from a Family Trust. In these situations, the party may be reliant on their higher earning partner to meet their liabilities. The recent Full Court of the Fam...

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The Potential Consequences of Parental Alienation

The case of Lankester & Cribb [2018] FamCAFC60 demonstrates the potential consequences of parental alienation. This includes but is not limited to moving the child from the primary care of one parent to the other, ordering sole parental responsibility and preventing the child from spending time ...

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‘Family Matters’ is BACK on JOY 94.9

Our Senior Associate, Bec Dahl, is part of the team on Family Matters on Joy 94.9 every Thursday night at 7.00pm. The program covers a wide range of issues relating to Rainbow Families, in an entertaining and informative way. The team will explore topics unique to families, from the legal and health...

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Turning Tables: The Child’s Duty of Care to Parents

In February 2018 Attorney-General Christian Porter announced that elder abuse was a top personal priority for him. A national plan will be developed to stop physical, emotional and financial abuse of elderly Australians, especially those living in care. Australian case law such as Stanford v Stanfor...

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ALRC Submissions- Share Your Experience

The Australian Law Reform Commission (“ALRC”) is currently calling for submissions from family law professionals and those with experience of the family law system. As such, Nicholes Family Lawyers is currently considering submissions regarding ways of improving the system whilst prioritising th...

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Revamped  

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an umbrella term that encompasses all forms of dispute resolution outside of litigation. ADR processes within family law commonly include; mediation, arbitration and collaborative law.  ADR provides for a beneficial pathway for many disputing parties as it ca...

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