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Property Settlement Workbook

Property Settlement Workbook

This workbook can help if you are: trying to mediate with your partner to reach a property settlement, or preparing an application to a court for a property settlement. This workbook covers: How can this workbook help me? How do I complete this workbook? Complete the Personal Overview Form Some important things to understand when you complete […]

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Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance is financial support paid by one party to a marriage or de facto relationship to the other party in circumstances where that person is unable to adequately support themselves. Download the NQWLS Spousal Maintenance Fact Sheet  

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Supervised Contact Or No Contact With Children (Court Ordered)

Supervised Contact Or No Contact With Children (Court Ordered)

The Family Law Act 1975, and the Family Law Courts, emphasise the importance of a parent-child relationship, and accordingly it can be difficult to make a case that a child spends no time with his or her parent. A parent-child relationship, and time with that parent, is not to be seen as a right of the […]

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Think before you type: Legal Implications of Social Media

Think before you type: Legal Implications of Social Media

Posting your location, thoughts on a subject or a photo can have significant safety and legal consequences… The Family Law Act has strict rules that apply to publishing information about family law proceedings or disclosing personal information that may disclose the identity or information about parties to a family law matter. Under section 121 of the Family […]

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We’ve Separated… How do we work out arrangements for our children?

We’ve Separated… How do we work out arrangements for our children?

This workbook provides an overview of the family law system, as well as the obligations of separating parents and their children’s rights under the Family Law Act. This workbook includes: Where do we start? Why try and work things out? Should we formalise arrangements? What is a parenting plan? What are parenting orders? Can we work […]

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Your First Court Date Workbook

Your First Court Date Workbook

This workbook provides an overview of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court process and procedures. The workbook covers: Where are the Courts located? Some Practical matters Duty Lawyer Registering Your Attendance Walking into the Court Room Callovers Adjournments Interim Hearings Download the NQWLS Your First Court Date Workbook  

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Relocation-moving away with children

Relocation-moving away with children

If you want to move with your child(ren), the other parent’s permission will be required if: the move would mean that the time the child(ren) spends with the other parent would be more difficult to arrange; or there are Court Orders that say a parent can’t move or relocate. Whether or not you can move […]

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How to Prepare a Consent Order Supplement

How to Prepare a Consent Order Supplement

Once you have reached agreement about your consent orders, and set out in writing the orders that are agreed, you need to lodge your Application for Consent Orders, and the Consent Orders Supplement with the Court. The process for finalising the supplement can be confusing; this guide is intended to assist with meeting the Court’s […]

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