The Family Law Act deals with matters relating to children, finances, restraining orders and injunctions for people who have been through a ceremonial marriage.
This section identifies the stages of separation, how separation can affect people, what you may need to consider and some immediate decisions you may need to make.
In Australia, the notion of no-fault divorce applies. This means that when the Court is assessing a marriage, they are not concerned with why the marriage broke down.
Speaking to your partner and children as well as seeking professional guidance can assist in making an informed and reasoned decision as to what is in the best interests of your children.
Property settlement considers what is the net asset pool of the parties, what they each started with, their future needs, and what is equitable.
There are generally two ways in which parties can settle their financial affairs: by filing Consent Orders or entering into a Binding Financial Agreement.
The Family Law Act is founded on the expectation that spousal maintenance between former partners is an ongoing arrangement.
Domestic and family violence are concepts used to identify behaviour that is deemed immoral and wrong.
Dispute resolution mechanisms can assist individuals in resolving their disputes without the involvement of court.
If alternate dispute resolution is not successful, you may then apply to a Court for orders.
It is common in Australia for families to have two working parents, with both parents looking after their children. When you are separating from your partner, the children’s needs ought to be a priority for both of you.
Dispute resolution mechanisms are designed to assist individuals in resolving their disputes without the involvement of court.
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