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Affidavits

Affidavits

Affidavits, even for lawyers, take many drafts. Preparing an affidavit is not something you should leave to the last minute or even the last week – especially if you want other people to help you finish it. Each Court will generally have time limits within which your affidavit material is to be filed and served. […]

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Best Interests of the Child

Best Interests of the Child

The paramount consideration in any matter concerning parenting or children is the best interests of the child/ren. The Family Law Act (“the Act”) sets out certain criteria which the Court must have regard to when making decisions regarding children. This criterion is set out below. It is important that you understand that each family is […]

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Caveats

Caveats

A caveat is a legal document that prevents any dealings with land (for example prevents the land from being sold or mortgaged). It is a very serious step to take. You should only lodge a caveat if you have received legal advice to do so. If you have no legal right to lodge a caveat, you may […]

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Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

If you have been told that NQWLS cannot assist you because it has a conflict of interest, this fact sheet will help to explain what this means. Download the NQWLS Conflict of Interest Fact Sheet  

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Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is any kind of bullying or harassment that is done using technology either through social networks, text messages, emails, blogs, and/or discussion boards. Examples of Cyber Bullying may include: sending cruel and threatening messages or material; posting embarrassing photos on the web; creating fake profiles that either post mean and hurtful things about you or are mean […]

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Interim Hearings Workbook

Interim Hearings Workbook

This workbook provides an overview of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court process and procedures. It covers: Interim Hearings Evidence Preliminary Matters Submissions Judgement  Examples of Interim Orders After Orders are made What the court can not do Helpful tips Download the NQWLS Interim Hearings Workbook  

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Parenting Orders

Parenting Orders

Section 61DA Family Law Act 1975 provides the details of what the court needs to consider when making a parenting order. The Court must apply a presumption that it is in the best interests of the child for the parents to have equal shared parental responsibility. Download the NQWLS Parenting Orders Fact Sheet  

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Property Document Exchange

Property Document Exchange

This fact sheet from NQWLS covers: Exchange of Document Before the First Court Date (Family Law Rules 2004) Rule 12.02 – Property Case – exchange of documents before first court date; and Exchange of Document of Before the Conciliation Conference (Family Law Rules 2004) Rule 12.02 – Property Case – exchange of documents before first court date. Download the NQ WLS […]

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Property Settlement De Facto Couples

Property Settlement De Facto Couples

This fact sheet addresses: How a Court deals with a property settlement; Common misconceptions; Overview of the process; What you can do; Pre-Action Procedure requirements; and Who can help. Download the NQWLS Property Settlement De Facto Couples Fact Sheet    

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Property Settlement Married Couples

Property Settlement Married Couples

This fact sheet addresses: How a Court deals with a property settlement; Common misconceptions; Overview of the process; What you can do; Pre-Action Procedure requirements; and Who can help. Download the NQWLS Property Settlement Married Couples Fact Sheet  

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