Divorce and that P Word

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Obtaining a legal divorce is not fun. There are many other more enjoyable tasks you could be doing with your life; surfing, knitting or spending time with your children. However, getting a divorce can be an important step then moving on with your life. Today we look at the P word ‘Procrastination’ and the reasons why people procrastinate and our…

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Divorce and Your Trusted Adviser

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When Is Your Legal Adviser Your “Trusted Legal Adviser” When you need to obtain legal advice or any professional advice a feeling of trust is the most important element. There is a general assumption that professional advisers are competent in what they do (we hope this is the case) but the building of trust and empathy from your adviser is…

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The Legal Evolution or Revolution?

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Introduction Back in the early 1990’s when the author of this blog was but a young starry eyed solicitor, the practice of law and the provision of legal services to clients was vastly different. Solicitors did not have computers on their desks, electric typewriters were still in use and word processing of basically all documents had just started taking hold….

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Serving the Divorce Application – Another curiosity

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We have previously written about some of the interesting issues that arise regarding the service of divorce applications. Having previously dealt with:- Substituted Applications for Service When the spouse cannot be located Service by email (whether it is allowed) We have another curiosity to reveal today. When do we need an Affidavit from the divorce Applicant regarding service? By way…

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Eligibility For Divorce – The Fundamentals

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Your Divorce has prepared this summary to assist in working out whether you can bring a divorce application. We hope this snapshot is a useful planning tool. The Basics in Plain English You need to be married in either Australia or overseas. If you were married overseas and if you have taken Australian Citizenship/have permanent residency/intend for Australia to be…

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Getting divorced – Why children matter

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It is a curiosity of the 1974 introduction of the Family Law Act that the legal process of obtaining a divorce contains provisions in relation to the children of the marriage. The Family Law Act is an extensive piece of Legislation dealing with many aspects of separation including property, arrangements for children, spousal support and the like. It also contains…

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What are the strict legal requirements when completing a Divorce Application regarding arrangements for children

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By way of background, there is a section within a Divorce Application enquiring about the arrangements for children so that a Court can establish there are proper arrangements in relation to their care and wellbeing. When you complete an Application with Your Divorce there is a section where we seek information from you in relation to the 4 following topics:-…

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