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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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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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