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

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

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

Overnight time for my Child

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  One of the questions we are most frequently asked is: At what age does the Court allow a child to commence spending overnight time with the other parent? There is no short answer to this question and it does depend on your particular circumstances. For example, the type of information we would need to know is: 1. How old … Read More

Top Law Firm – Canberra Family Lawyers – Claire Naidu & Co

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Top 50 Law Firms is the premier site for discovering who the legal industry believes to be the cream of the crop. The Top 50 Law Firms showcases Law Firms in Australia nominated and voted for by people just like you. The staff at Claire Naidu & Co are very pleased to have been awarded 3rd place in the 2014 … Read More