What is a Consent Order?

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“Consent Orders may be made by a court where there is agreement by parties for orders to be made. There are usually certain requirements that need to be met before a court will issue consent orders.” A consent order or “consent orders” may have different meanings depending on the jurisdiction and the Court and type of proceedings. Consent orders in … 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

Specialist Family Court Covid-19 List for urgent parenting matters

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The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (the Courts) have announced that they are establishing a court list dedicated to deal exclusively with urgent parenting-related disputes that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have avised that the list will commence on 29 April 2020. The introduction of this list is in response to … Read More

Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Act 2018

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From 10 September 2019, personal cross-examination have been banned in family law proceedings in certain circumstances where allegations of family violence have been raised.  Amendments to the  Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) have been made that provide protection to victims of family violence who are cross-examined as part of family law proceedings. What is Personal Cross Examination? Personal cross-examination is where a … 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

Family Law News: Appointments to the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

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Appointments to the Family Court of Australia On Monday 11 March 2019 the Attorney-General the Hon. Christian Porter MP announced the appointments of two new judges to the Family Court of Australia.   Judge Joshua Wilson and Judge Robert Harper have been appointed as and from 11 March 2019, elevating them from their current positions as judges of the Federal … 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