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Remarrying after a divorce
Date: Mar 11, 2016
When a marriage breaks down, it does not always immediately lead to divorce. Often, after separation, couples....
When can a marriage be nullified?
Date: Feb 27, 2015
Marriages will occasionally end as the result of divorce - however, in some cases, it is also possible for them....
NSW introduces Victims Support Scheme
Date: Jan 06, 2015
The NSW Parliament has recently passed legislation abolishing the Victims Compensation Scheme and replacing it with a new, updated version:....
What to know about protected persons
Date: Dec 08, 2014
In some cases, individuals will be awarded additional protections under the law in the form of a guardianship. These protections can have specific....
Look out for your elderly relatives
Date: Nov 26, 2014
Saturday (June 15) was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
This date was nominated by the United Nations National Assembly in 2006....
Family and domestic violence
Date: Nov 20, 2014
Family and domestic violence involves any violent, controlling, coercive and/or threatening behaviour that has the potential, to or does result....
Trials that focus on the children
Date: Sep 08, 2014
In Australia, all cases regarding children are heard at the Family Court of Australia (FCA). In 2006 the Court introduced a....
The motherhood penalty in Australia
Date: Sep 08, 2014
The motherhood penalty has been identified as a critical barrier to gender pay equity in Australia by the Diversity Council....
Deciding adoption cases in NSW
Date: Aug 28, 2014
A New South Wales (NSW) couple has recently been granted custody of two young children placed in their care.
What is a close personal relationship?
Date: Aug 21, 2014
There are two types of relationships between unmarried people recognised under New South Wales law: close personal relationships and de....
What is decree nisi?
Date: Aug 14, 2014
Equity division was the focus of a recent case at the New South Wales Supreme Court, in which a will....
How superannuation splitting works
Date: Aug 08, 2014
There are a number of things to consider when going through a relationship breakdown, including how superannuation will be divided.....
NSW minister welcomes adoption changes
Date: May 16, 2014
The process for Australian families to adopt children overseas should become easier with a federal government announcement earlier this month.
What are court orders?
Date: Mar 28, 2014
If you are thinking about getting a divorce and have been conducting research on the subject, you may have come....
Are you in a de facto relationship?
Date: Dec 11, 2013
You may be familiar with the term "de facto relationship", but do you know what it means?
The following should hopefully....
LGBTI students offered a helping hand
Date: Sep 09, 2013
RMIT University released a media statement on Friday (September 6), which reveals the institution will be offering a helping hand....
ABS looks at modern same-sex couples
Date: Jul 25, 2013
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has just released its latest Australian Social Trends report.
In particular, this report looks into....
Is your marriage beyond repair?
Date: Jun 21, 2013
Everyone knows that married life isn't always smooth sailing.
If you hit a rough patch, this isn't necessarily grounds for calling....
The process of applying for divorce
Date: Jan 10, 2013
When a marriage breaks down, divorce is a real possibility and even though the term is mentioned frequently in life,....
What is a de facto relationship?
Date: Aug 24, 2012
When it comes to relationship breakdowns - including those of married couples, de facto partners and same-sex partners - all....
Zooey Deschanel to divorce Ben Gibbard
Date: Jan 09, 2012
Hollywood star Zooey Deschanel has reportedly filed for divorce from musician husband Ben Gibbard, citing "irreconcilable differences".
The papers delivered by....
Britney spears did it again
Date: Dec 19, 2011
World-famous singer Britney Spears is now engaged to long-term boyfriend Jason Trawick after her former manager got down on bended....
Official adoption rates down in 2011
Date: Dec 15, 2011
The number of children adopted by local families has fallen slightly over the last financial year, continuing what has become....
SMSFs present new divorce challenges
Date: Nov 16, 2011
The increasing popularity of self-managed super funds (SMSF) amongst families and couples has the potential to cause problems in the....
IVF usage on the rise
Date: Nov 10, 2011
The number of couples making use of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to start or expand a family has been the subject....
Census hailed a success
Date: Aug 10, 2011
Australia held its 16th population census last night (August 9), marking 100 years of the national survey being conducted.
Australians focus more on family
Date: Aug 04, 2011
An in-depth survey by Quantum Australia's leading social researcher David Chalke has uncovered that what Australians really value as being....
De facto relationships on the rise
Date: Jul 20, 2011
The number of de facto relationships are on the rise in Australia, with more NSW couples adopting cohabitation arrangements rather....
Khloe Kardashian praises prenups
Date: Jun 15, 2011
Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has spoken out in support of her sister Kim, who is drafting a prenuptial agreement....
Superannuation and family law
Date: May 20, 2011
In the event of a relationship breakdown, one thing that many parties do not consider is how superannuation can be....