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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Teenager’s Views Not Always Decisive

In the recent High Court decision of Bondelmonte v Bondelmonte [2017] HCA 8 the issue of the weight to be given to children’s views as to their living arrangements was considered in circumstances where the father had removed the children to New York. The parents had separated in 2010 and at the ti...

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Grounds for expediting an Appeal

The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia recently heard an application to expedite an appeal in the matter of Nimmo & Bush [2016] FamCAFC 274. In November 2016, the father of a 4 year old child filed a Notice of Appeal against Orders made by Judge Street. The father’s 24 grounds of appe...

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