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Understanding Spousal Maintenance Obligations

Understanding Spousal Maintenance Obligations

Did you know that once you enter into a marriage or de facto relationship, in certain circumstances, you or your spouse could be liable to maintain the other in the event the relationship breaks down? This is known as spousal maintenance. This responsibility to financially assist an ex-partner is set out in the Family Law… Read More

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Separating Assets and Liabilities Upon Separation

It is important during a breakdown of a relationship or marriage both parties consider the issue of separating assets and liabilities. It goes without saying that separation is often a time that is highly emotional and stressful, however it is almost always a significant life changer as it may leave the vulnerable with significant financial… Read More

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Separated Under One Roof – How Do I Apply for Divorce?

Can You Apply for a Divorce? To be eligible to apply for a divorce, you or your spouse must have been separated and living separately for a minimum of twelve (12) months, with no reasonable likelihood of resuming married life. What If you are separated but Still Living Together? It is possible to be separated… Read More

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Subpoenas in the Family Court

What is a Subpoena A subpoena is a legal document issued by the Court, at the request of a party involved in court proceedings which involves requiring the subpoenaed party to either produce documents or give evidence at a hearing. Subpoenas in the Family Court In family law matters, proceedings can be held either in… Read More

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Parental DNA Testing and Family Law

The two realms of family law and parental testing often cross paths. It is common for parental testing to be sought in order to settle matters such as child support or parenting proceedings. In this blog, we answer some of the most common questions surrounding parental testing and how these relate to the rules and… Read More