Superannuation, Super Splitting and Family Law Matters

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After separation, when separated couples consider a property settlement, superannuation can be one of the biggest assets that they have. There is no requirement that superannuation be subject to a property settlement by way of adjustment, however you may be considering adjusting yours or your former partner’s superannuation – this is known as a ‘superannuation split’ or ‘splitting orders’. Superannuation … Read More

Divorce property settlement without going to Court

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When people separate, there are a range of different experiences that they can have. Not all separations have to be the long drawn out court battles that last for years and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. “There are options that can help you to avoid going to Court.” – Claire Naidu As you can anticipate, going … Read More

The Rights of a Child in Family Law Matters

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State parties (ie countries) that have signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child have committed to ensuring and respecting the rights of each child no matter their background or the background of their parent’s. The rights of children apply to all children and apply without discrimination of any kind, irrespective of their face, colour, sex, language, religion, political … Read More

Collaborative Family Lawyers: Claire Naidu & Co

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Collaborative Family Law is a different way of approaching the resolution process of family law matters.  It aims to promote the resolution of disputes and keep the matter outside of the court system. It is a voluntary process where parties agree to opt into the Collaborative process and keep out of Court. The lawyers sign an agreement whereby they will … Read More

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) Support Group Canberra – Moving On

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MOVING ON   The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) which provides support to people subjected to violence or abuse regardless of socioeconomic backgrounds, immigration status, gender, age, sexual orientation, and all religions, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. DVCS provides around the clock assistance including: Attendance with ACT Policing at, or just after, incidents to support those affected; Telephone crisis counselling and … Read More

What is family law?

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 What is family law?   Family law is an area of the law which, simply put, deals with families and all things family related including what happens with property and children after separation. Family law is often associated with divorce however it also covers a range of issues including parenting and property matters for parties that have or have not … Read More

What to do if you are separating…

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Feeling overwhelmed? When people separate, people often say to us “I don’t know what to do next” or “I don’t know where to start.” One thing that most people don’t think of is their will. Many people either do not have wills or currently have a will that leaves everything to their spouse. Separations can be stressful enough but it … Read More

Superannuation, super splitting, superannuation orders, divorce and Family Law

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Many people come to us with questions about superannuation such as : 1. How do I figure out how much superannuation she/he has? 2. How do I read his/her superannuation statement? 3. What amount of superannuation am I entitled to? 4. Can I access my superannuation before retirement? Superannuation are very important and often overlooked as people often say “well, … Read More

What if your child doesn’t want to see their other parent? Gungahlin Family Lawyers & Canberra Family Lawyers & Mediators – Claire Naidu & Co discuss this issue

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Written by:  Claire Naidu & Co, Lawyers and tadiators (Gungahlin Family Lawyers and Canberra Family Lawyers)     We have clients ask us what to do if their child starts to say that they do not want to see their mum or that they do not want to see their dad. What can I do if my child does not want to … Read More

What I learnt from Sir Bob Geldof

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You may remember him fromThe Boomtown Rats, he starred as “Pink” in Pink Floyd’s film, Pink Floyd – The Wall, he co-founded the charity group Band Aid and later Live Aid and the Live 8 concerts. Raising more than $150 million for on the ground relief work in Africa, he also received a knighthood and is the recipient of the … Read More