The Family Court of Western Australia and de facto relationships

Over the last decade, an increasing number of Australians are living in de facto relationships whilst marriage rates have fallen. Reflecting this societal change, the law in Western Australia changed in 2002 so that the any financial dispute arising from the breakdown of a de facto relationship is decided by the Family Court and the […]

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Social media and family law – Just don’t do it!

Social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and the like – can be a lot of fun and have become an accepted part of modern life. Many of us use such forms of electronic communication to share the exciting, as well as the banal events in our lives, to express our views and to stay […]

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Saving 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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Inheritances and Family Law

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An inheritance received before, during or after a marriage, or defacto relationship, will need to be considered carefully upon separation. There is no simple answer as to how that inheritance will be treated by the Court for the purpose of dividing of assets of that relationship. Families and money can sometimes be a volatile combination. […]

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Fact or fiction – top 5 myths about family law property settlements

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Most people know someone who has been affected by a family breakup. It is usually a very stressful and emotional time where people are anxious about the divorce, the property settlement and the emotional wellbeing and care arrangements for children. Unfortunately this is reflected in a great quantity of inaccurate statements, often regarded as fact […]

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Can you be separated and live under the same roof?

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Before a person can apply for a divorce 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 lived separately and apart for a continuous period of not […]

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