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Complex Family Law

Complex Family Law

Trustees, Trustee Companies, Holding Company, Unit Trusts, Shareholdings, Directors, Appointors, Nominees, Probate, Estates, Financial Planners and Forensic Accountants. What does it all mean? These are just a sample of the words that may get thrown at you in a family...

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Zoom through your court date

Zoom through your court date

Even as we reach COVID-normal, the Family and Federal Circuit Courts are continuing to run a significant proportion of their court dates online and by videoconferencing. The dominant system in Victoria is using Microsoft Teams, but other States are preferring...

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Going to court

Going to court

Being sent or served with Court documents in family law can be the first time many family law clients have a real interaction with a court, and it can be a confusing and confronting moment to find out you are going to have to explain your situation to a Judge.  When...

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Autism and the Family Law Courts

Autism and the Family Law Courts

How would the Family Law Courts approach parenting cases involving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? A child with ASD are likely to be more negatively affected by parental separation due to the inevitable changes to familiar routines. No doubt, children...

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When Pets Come Between Partners

When Pets Come Between Partners

Do you have a fur baby that you are concerned about in the context of a dispute following a separation? Although there is a clear framework under the Family Law Act (Cth) for deciding what arrangements are in the best interests of children after a separation, this...

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Mediation in property settlement cases

Mediation in property settlement cases

It is the Court’s expectation that parties involved in Family Law disputes utilise all readily available means to them to resolve their dispute before making an Application to the Court. There is a general expectation before and during proceedings that parties will...

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LGBTQI And Family Law

LGBTQI And Family Law

We often get asked if the LGBTQI+ community have equal access to family law services. Richard Hamilton, our Family team leader, explains how Nevett Ford can assist. Please note this is not personal legal advice, every case is different. Please contact our team to...

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Parenting Arrangement Tips

Parenting Arrangement Tips

Richard Hamilton, our Family team leader, explains the number one tip if you're having difficulty with a parenting arrangement. Please note this is not personal legal advice, every case is different. Please contact our team to discuss your situation 03 9614 7111 or...

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How to Get a Divorce

How to Get a Divorce

Our Family law team leader, Richard Hamilton, gives a quick overview of the divorce process. Please note this is not personal legal advice, every case is different. Please contact our team to discuss your situation: 03 9614 7111 or email melbourne@nevettford.com.au....

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Schools and Separation – How to Resolve Tricky Disputes

Schools and Separation – How to Resolve Tricky Disputes

One of the most frequent issues of contention that arise between separated parents is where their children are to go to school. This can be a difficult problem that does not rear its ugly head for a number of years after a separation, as a transition to primary or...

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Sexually Transmitted Debt – Is It Time for a Check-up?

Sexually Transmitted Debt – Is It Time for a Check-up?

Many of us enter into new relationships with all the best intentions in mind and with no expectation we will be left with a life-changing debt. What’s worse is if it is not a debt that we are personally responsible for. Sexually transmitted debt (STD) occurs when one...

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Victoria to Ban Conversion Therapy

Victoria to Ban Conversion Therapy

Gay conversion therapy is set to be outlawed in Victoria under new laws to be introduced to parliament on Wednesday. Conversion therapy is any of several dangerous and discredited practices aimed at changing an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The...

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Does My Separation Affect My Will?

Does My Separation Affect My Will?

A common misunderstanding that many clients have is that separating from a partner, or the process of a family law property settlement will automatically revoke a Will, when in fact a separation from a partner will only revoke a Will when divorce is finalised.  In...

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Do I Move Out From My Family Home?

Do I Move Out From My Family Home?

The breakdown of a relationship can cause distress, occasionally muddled thinking and cause a person to make impulsive decisions. It is not necessary for former spouses to stop living together after deciding to separate, and some people may choose to continue living...

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Is My Spouse Entitled To My Inheritance?

Is My Spouse Entitled To My Inheritance?

How an inheritance is dealt with in a property settlement depends on the circumstances of the particular case. If an inheritance is received before the commencement of the relationship or around the time the relationship started, it will be considered as an initial...

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Artificial Intelligence Vs Real Life Lawyers

Artificial Intelligence Vs Real Life Lawyers

There is a new ground-breaking digital service called Amica that is designed to assist couples to separate amicably. Amica supports separated couples to negotiate how their assets are to be divided, and work out parenting arrangements at their own pace, in their own...

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Perspective Into the LGBTIQ+ Community

Perspective Into the LGBTIQ+ Community

An increased public health risk exists as a result of homophobic campaign messages for the entire lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) community, including a mental health risk for same sex couples, their children and young people who...

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