International Family Law and Asset Division

How do I protect my overseas assets during separation? My relationship has ended but my partner and I are in different countries what do I do? I have properties and trusts held in several countries but where is the best place to commence my divorce proceedings?

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Children’s Wishes in Separation

Are you separating? If you are in the process of separation or are thinking about separating and have children, you will no doubt want to understand how your child’s wishes and views are taken into account and how old they have to be before they get to choose who they want to live with.

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Complex Parenting Matters: Where The Presumptions Don’t Apply
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Complex Parenting Matters: Where The Presumptions Don’t Apply

Are you facing a difficult separation? Do you need help securing the best outcome for your children? Are you presently involved in a complex family law parenting matter? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions then you should read on.

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Family Law Rules – March 2018 Update

Anyone who has been a party to an application for orders in the Family Courts will tell you that the time taken from application to final orders was much longer than expected. Whilst we try to provide accurate estimates of time frames and do all we can to efficiently progress each matter, the reality is that the Family Courts receive in excess of 100,000 new applications each year and they are very much “under the pump”.

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January 2018 Family Law Case Watch
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January 2018 Family Law Case Watch

In January 2018, the Family Court of Australia held in the matter of Sigley and Sigley [2018] FamCA 3 (10 January 2018) that Australian parents who had entered into a commercial surrogacy agreement in the USA, could register the American Court Order which gave them parenting rights over their child in an Australian Court.

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