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Being married does not automatically entitle you to a property settlement

In the recent case of Whent and Marbrand, the Full Court of the Family Court relying on the principles established by the High Court in Stanford and agreeing with the trial judge determined that in the particular case before them Section 79(2) of the Family Law Act operated with the result that it was not just and equitable …

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Family court and legal aid solutions from DA Family Lawyers

DA Family Lawyers specialise in family court representation that get the best results while retaining the utmost integrity throughout the proceedings Nobody is more aware of how trying a separation and divorce can be for all involved. This is why at DA Family Lawyers we offer a supportive, sensitive approach to all your family law …

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What does the recent Federal Budget mean for family law?

This year’s Federal Budget included a number of plans for addressing issues surrounding family law? For some time, family law courts have been under-resourced and not able to cope with the sheer number of matters which pass through the system. Further to this, there has been a lack of attention to the complexities of this …

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Deborah Awyzio and DA Family Lawyers get Doyles nod again

The 2017 lists of recommendations have been released on the peer-assessed recommendation platform Doyles Guide. We are happy and proud to announce that Deborah Awyzio, our director and accredited family law specialist, has been listed as a leading family law practitioner under the Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Brisbane, 2017 list. This list recognises leading solicitors practicing …

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Navigating Family Law Issues, Understanding Court Orders and How You Should Respond

The current family law framework Family Law relates to disputes between parties about the following: Parenting arrangements for children Property settlement Spousal maintenance Child Support Divorce The law applies to people who have been married or were in a de facto relationship or who are parents of a child Family Law is the same Australia …

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The importance of preparation in mediation

By Deborah Awyzio – nationally accredited mediator and registered family dispute resolution provider   Mediation is not an extension of litigation The process of mediation is nearly the opposite of litigation. In litigation, parties delegate their decision making powers to a Judicial Officer, whereas the central theme in mediation is self-determination. Consequently parties come to a …

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Indemnity costs – when do they apply in Family Law Proceedings

By Deborah Awyzio, Accredited Family Law Specialist The position in relation to costs in proceedings commenced pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975 is governed by Section 117 of that Act. That section clearly sets out the principle that each party to a proceeding should bear their own costs. In order to make a costs order, …

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