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When can a parent withhold a child from the other parent?Learn more about circumstances when a parent can withhold a child from the other parent
If you are a parent and your child has been taken by your exWe outline the steps a parent can take in line with Australian law, to recover a child who has been unilaterally removed or has failed to be returned.
Everything you need to know about Duty of DisclosureWe explain what is Duty of Disclosure, and what documents are typically required to be disclosed in financial disputes and parenting disputes.
The impact of same sex marriage reforms on WillsSame sex couples may need to revise any Wills prepared prior to 2017 same sex marriage reforms to ensure their spouses are legally recognised in their Wills
How to Apply for Divorce in AustraliaWe discuss eligibility for a Divorce in Australia, and then if you are eligible, the steps involved in gaining a Divorce.
Free resources to help you navigate separationTonkin Legal Group has put together 3 free on-demand webinars to help you understand the legal, financial & practical implications of separation & divorce.
What is a Family Law Financial Agreement?Learn about the types of Family Law Financial Agreements available and if they would be applicable to your situation.
Separated parents and children at ChristmasChristmas holidays are a stressful time for separated families and children. How can you work cooperatively to benefit your children in this situation?
Transferring/Gifting Property or Money to Family MembersIf you wish to gift property or cash, it is extremely important to obtain legal advice to protect those gifts in the event of a relationship breakdown.
Some useful information about WillsNeed to prepare a Will? In this post we explain some of the relevant terms used in preparing a Will and the process involved in it.
What can you do to help eliminate violence against women?Many women are not safe from gendered violence in their own homes. This post looks at the National Plan to end the epidemic of violence against women.
Disagree on arrangements for children over Christmas break?Options on what to do if you can't agree on arrangements for the children over the Christmas holidays.
What is a Joint Application for Divorce?A Joint Application for Divorce is where both parties together apply to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia that their marriage be ended.
Leaving little or uneven money to your children in your willThis blog post discusses the lessons learned from a challenge to a Will which was mounted by children after the bulk of the estate was left to a second wife
What are my rights when separating from my husband?The Family Law Act assists woman in obtaining resolution with property settlement matters, divorce, family violence, spousal maintenance and child support.
What is a separation agreement and when do I need one?A separation agreement is an informal agreement written between a separating couple. We explain how you can document your agreement in a legally binding way
My partner has been diagnosed with a terminal illnessYour partner has just been diagnosed with a terminal illness - we discuss what you need to do to ensure you can look after them from a legal perspective.
What to do before buying a property at auctionFour things we strongly recommend you should do before buying a property at auction.
Spousal MaintenanceIf a relationship breaks down, a court may order one partner to pay the other Spousal Maintenance, an amount to reduce the financial pressures of separation
Is my partner is hiding assets from our property settlement?When a relationship breaks down, a loss of trust can lead to the parties not trusting each other when negotiating a property settlement.
Cashflow for a Surviving SpouseSurviving spouses are often placed in difficult financial situations due to the requirement of cash. We offer some simple solutions to avoid this.
10 signs that you are in an abusive relationshipWe explore 10 examples of abusive behaviour and the signs to look for in identifying whether these relate to you or somebody that you may care about.
What to do if your child refuses to see you after separationIn this post we give several options to consider if the other parent says your child is refusing to see you after separation.
What happens to my inheritance if my partner and I separate?If you are going through a separation with your partner, it is important to know how an inheritance could impact the division of your assets.
The Importance of having a Legal Property SettlementUsing a case study we show the two ways of achieving a legally binding Family Law property settlement and explain why it is so important to have one.
Can I change my child's surname after relationship breakdownThis post discusses when a relationship breaks down, are you able to change the surname of a child from that relationship?
How Does Changing My Marital Status Affect My Will?We explain what happens to a Will you already have when you marry or divorce and why it is important to review your Will if your situation changes.
3 interesting property cases decided by the Family CourtsIn this post we examine three recent property cases that have been decided by the Family Courts.
Can I get my marriage annulled (instead of divorced)?What is the difference between a divorce and an annulment?
Are you happy with your negotiated property settlement?This post explains what you can do if you are not happy with the property settlement that has been negotiated.