Creaking at the seams – Australia’s Family Law system under review

By Alex Wynn • In Family LawComments Off on Creaking at the seams – Australia’s Family Law system under review

Any person unfortunate enough to be caught up in the family law process will tell you how painfully slow the system can be. Lack of resources, too many litigants and more rules and regulations than you can shake a stick at all combine to make the experience long-winded, frustrating and

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Parenting Orders – Does it matter what the children want?

By Alex Wynn • In Family LawComments Off on Parenting Orders – Does it matter what the children want?

In March of this year the High Court of Australia was asked to consider an interesting and rather unusual case concerned with how a court considers the wishes of children when deciding parenting orders. The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) states that in making parenting orders the court must consider

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Binding Financial Agreements under duress in the High Court

By Alex Wynn • In Dispute Resolution, Family Law, LitigationComments Off on Binding Financial Agreements under duress in the High Court

In early August this year the High Court of Australia is to hear an important case about the validity of property settlement agreements in Family Law. These agreements are referred to by lawyers as ‘Binding Financial Agreements’. They include ‘pre-nups’ which are made at the beginning of a relationship. Made

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