Family Law Blog
On 1 September 2021, the Federal Circuit court and Family Court of Australia merged and is now known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (“FCFCA”). The FCFCA aims to be innovative, fair and efficient with a focus on risk, responsiveness and resolution.
The Australian Government has announced that they will be investing $400 million towards the family law system with a focus on assisting women and children access justice and to improve court efficiency.
At RNG Lawyers, we have seen a rise in the number of people living in a de facto relationship. It is generally easy to prove whether two people are legally married but establishing whether a de facto relationship does or does not exist can sometimes prove more difficult.
On the 19th of April 2021 education workers, hospitals, ambulance workers and community health centres will join the Child Information Sharing Scheme to assist in detecting family violence early.
The Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia have now established a COVID-19 List to give urgent attention to family law disputes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Separated couples are often faced with the issue of who keeps the engagement ring. The answer to this question depends on many factors, such as the length of the relationship, the value of the engagement ring and whether the parties married or not.
Contributions are relevant in determining you and your partner's entitlements to a property settlement after the breakdown of your relationship.
While the judgement caused publicity after it appeared that the High Court allowed the shifting of a tax liability from a wife to a bankrupt husband, the case is more of an academic exercise on the Family Court’s jurisdiction. The net effect of the decision in the case of Tomaras and Tomaras is zero as the Family Court is unlikely to grant the order as her ex-husband is bankrupt and does not have capacity to pay the debt.
Have you been looking for a sperm donor recently or have been thinking about getting one? It can be a tricky process to navigate between finding the right donor and managing relationships so we have found some facts that we recommend you read before you move forward.
Amanda has been practicing exclusively in Family Law since January 2014 and couldn’t imagine working in any other area of law. Amanda is passionate about providing care and sincerity to her client’s whilst guiding them through a complex and difficult time in their life. Amanda regularly appears in the Family Law Courts and is an effective advocate for her clients.
As with inheritances generally, if an interest in a Testamentary Trust is found to be an asset of a relationship, then it is subject to division in a family law matter. If an interest in a Testamentary Trust is instead found to be a financial resource, then it will not be subject to division, but again, it can result in the other assets being divided in the other party’s favour. RNG Lawyers examines the application of Testamentary Trusts in family law matters.
The family law sector is abuzz with talk about the newest High Court of Australia decision which delves into Part VIIA of the Family Law Act 1975 and examines the requirements for valid Binding Financial Agreements. RNG Lawyers Family Lawyers in Lilydale and Carlton review the latest BFA case.
I have just received an inheritance from my family, is my ex-spouse entitled to any of it? Inheritances are not a “protected category” in family law matters.This means that an inheritance received by one party will be considered by the Court in determining what is a “fair” division of assets.