Family Law Blog

Disputing Your Child Support Assessment

If you have recently received your Child Support Assessment and don’t believe that it is correct, you are able to lodge your objection with the Department of Human Services (Child Support). Time Limits On receiving your child support…

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Understanding Australia’s No-Fault Divorce

No-fault divorce has been established in Australia since 1975 when the Whitlam Government introduced the Family Law Act 1975. However, to this day there are still several misconceptions when it comes to divorce in Australia. The most common…

A Guide To Parental Responsibility

Parental Responsibility Parental responsibility is the authority to make decisions concerning and affecting the care, welfare and proper development of a child. Both parents have full parental responsibility for their children up until the age of 18. Parental…

Can I Get My Marriage Annulled?

What Is An Annulment Of Marriage? In Australia an annulment of marriage is legally referred to as a ‘decree of nullity of marriage’, which is governed by the Family Law Act. A decree of nullity is a finding…

Do You Need A Parenting Plan?

What Is A Parenting Plan A Parenting Plan is an informal written agreement between separated parents on their children’s care, welfare and development. Parents are able to make their own decisions of what will be included in the…

Marriage, Divorce and Wills: What You Need To Know

Life changes and with it so must your Will. Worryingly, a lot of people are unaware of the effect marriage, entering into a de facto relationship, divorce or separation can have on their Will. What is a Will…

Postnuptial Agreements: What Are They? And Do You Need One?

In recent years postnuptial agreements, known in Australia as a ‘Binding Financial Agreement’ have gained popularity and there are a number reasons a couple may wish to adopt a postnuptial agreement. Why A Couple May Want A Postnuptial…