What happens if I die before my property settlement is finalised?

Many separated partners try to resolve their property settlement as soon as possible. However, there are many reasons property settlements are not finalised as quickly as parties desire. There can be long delays, particularly if you are involved in litigation in the family court. In this blog, we … Read more about What happens if I die before my property settlement is finalised?

New appeals process in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

With the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) on 1 September 2021, comes a new appeals’ process for matters within the family law court system. Initiating an Appeal in the FCFCOA An appeal, or an application for leave to appeal (that is, seeking permission of … Read more about New appeals process in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

New National Contravention List to Enforce Family Court Orders

On 18 August 2021, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court announced the launch of a new National Contravention List (“NCL”) designed to handle ongoing problems associated with compliance with Family Court Orders. The NCL took effect on 1 September 2021, coinciding with the … Read more about New National Contravention List to Enforce Family Court Orders

The new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia… what impact will it have on your matter?

From 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia merged to become the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). In this blog, we look at how this may impact you and your family law matter. The FCFCOA has stated that they wish the Court … Read more about The new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia… what impact will it have on your matter?

What is a Case Assessment Conference in family law matters (Western Australia)?

Case Assessment Conferences during family law proceedings in the Family Court of Western Australia are only held in respect of child related proceedings. The purpose is for risk assessment. The focus of the conference is to assess risk in relation to: family violence; neglect; abuse; … Read more about What is a Case Assessment Conference in family law matters (Western Australia)?

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