Pets are very often more than just pets, they are members of our families whom we love and cherish just as we would any other family member. What happens if a couple with a cherished pet separates?  Who gets “custody” and can “visitation rights” be organised for the “non-custodial” owner? The Family Law Act 1975…

The Child Support system has been set up by the federal government to provide a legal mechanism to enforce what is otherwise a parent’s moral obligation to provide financial support for their children, at least until the child turns 18.  So what is it for?  Child Support covers expenses for children such as food, housing,…

1 – Terminology used Terms such as “child custody”, “child access”, “sole custody”, “joint custody” and “visitation” have been replaced with “lives with”, “spends time with”, “primary parent” and “primary carer” respectively. 2 – It’s not about the parents The intention of the Family Law Act 1975 is to ensure that the best interests of…

So you have separated from your spouse.  You don’t know what happens next but you know you want a divorce.  Well what is a divorce?  In Australia a Divorce is simply the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body.  In Australia a divorce can only be applied for after you…

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