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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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Character Assassination in Family Law

Character Assassination in Family Law

In family law cases whether over property division or children’s issues, spouses or parents are often quite prone towards making wild and highly damaging allegations of impropriety against the other. In some instances, some allegations are false or highly exaggerated...

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Alternatives to Family Court Proceedings

Alternatives to Family Court Proceedings

We understand that when parents separate, it could be an arduous exercise for both parents and particularly any children involved. Just late last year, the Federal Government announced inquiry into the family law and child support systems after accusations that the...

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“I Want to Spend More Time With My Dad”

“I Want to Spend More Time With My Dad”

A recent Senate inquiry has been told the family law system must be overhauled to ensure children have a say in the decisions that affect them. At present there is no obligation to engage children but that a Judge may choose to do so. The law these days permits the...

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Two Common Misconceptions We Should Discuss

Two Common Misconceptions We Should Discuss

No-fault Divorce in Australia Jeopardising Mother’s or Wife’s Position For decades, if you wanted a divorce in Australia, you had to prove your spouse was to blame. This all changed in 1975 with the introduction of “no-fault” divorce and the Family Court system. When...

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The Power of a Pre-Nup

The Power of a Pre-Nup

On 27 November 2019, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported a high volume of 119,188 marriages in Australia in 2018, including 6,538 same-sex marriages. It also reported there were 49,404 divorces in Australia in 2018, which is 2 divorces per 1,000 people in...

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