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Things to consider when partners separate

Do you have a friend or relative who has just separated?  If so, the information below should help. What are some of the things to consider when partners separate? Separation in Family Law is defined as the bringing to an end of a marriage or de facto relationship (which also includes same sex couples). There […]

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​Children’s care arrangements after separation

Following a separation, parents do not have to go to court about the care arrangements for their children. As a matter of principle, we encourage our clients to reach an agreement if possible without the need to resort to the Family Law courts. One advantage in reaching an agreement is that the legal fees will be […]

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Divorce explained for de facto partners

Unlike married couples, de facto partners cannot apply for a divorce when their relationship breaks down. Their property affairs and arrangements for the future care of their children, however, may be finalised by agreement with the assistance of their legal advisors or, if necessary, through Family Court proceedings. Couples in a de facto relationship generally […]

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Your Rights to See Your Grandchildren

If you are a grandparent and face the sad circumstance of a break up in your family group, through separation or unforeseen events, you may be worried about your right to continue seeing much-loved grandchildren. Unfortunately, some grandparents only see their grandchildren at crowded school events or from the sideline at sporting occasions. In Australia, […]

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Separated Living Under the Same Roof?

Before a person can apply for a divorce to the Family Court of Brisbane or Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast they have to be able to establish to the Family Court that their marriage has irretrievably broken down. This can be established if the Court is satisfied that the parties to the marriage have separated and have […]

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