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Children’s surnames in family law disputes

The issue of what surname a child should be known as is often required to be considered in the Family Law Courts. Deborah Awyzio elaborates in this LinkedIn post: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/childrens-surnames-family-law-disputes-deborah-awyzio/


Sperm donation – are you a parent?

The legal ambit of the case was about constitutional law and about how State and Federal legislation operates. Essentially Victorian legislation provides that there is an irrebuttable presumption that if...


How long does property settlement take?

The division of property is often one of the most difficult issues to resolve in a divorce. If you are going through a divorce, you will know that it can...


New protection at court for domestic violence victims

From 10 September 2019, new arrangements begin about the cross-examination of victims of domestic violence in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Courts of Australia. This is relevant for parties...


Arbitration – no different to private health insurance

I started my career as a Family Lawyer doing agency matters in the Family Court and the Federal Magistrates Court as it then was. That gave me a good grounding...


Focus: There’s no one recipe when it comes to blending families

On ABC radio family law specialist Deborah Awyzio, psychologist Christine Bagley-Jones along with Comedian, YouTube Star & Host of the Funny Mummy's Facebook page, Jenny Winter discuss the challenges of...


Expert divorce law solutions

At DA Family Lawyers we know how to navigate the potential pitfalls and emotional hazards of divorce law. Any good family lawyer will tell you that there is no one...


Sperm of deceased allowed to be used by his surviving partner

The Supreme Court of Queensland today handed down judgement allowing the surviving partner of a man whom took his own life, to have possession and use of his sperm, which...


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...