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How Important are Affidavits in Family Law

The importance of Affidavits in Family Law proceedings. It cannot be stressed enough how important or crucial to the presentation of a strong case a good and well prepared affidavit is in family law proceedings. An affidavit is a sworn or affirmed document which contains the primary evidence of which ones case is based. Family […]

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Spousal maintenance child support departure

Spousal maintenance – Child support departure – Departure application was determined first – Administrative assessment departed from so as to add payment of school fees by husband – Order for interim spousal maintenance In Anderson [2014] FamCA 766 (16 September 2014) Macmillan J heard the wife’ s applications for interim spousal maintenance and departure from […]

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Income changes to child support assessments

The Child Support Agency published the following media release on 19 July 2010. View it online at http://www.csa.gov.au/media/csamediarelease.aspx?ArticleID=938 Separated parents will notice additional types of income are being included in their new child support assessments. Legislative changes, introduced 1 July 2009, mean parents’ adjusted taxable incomes for the 2009-2010 financial year now include reportable superannuation […]

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NEW ID laws means mortgages could be void

Strict requirements for mortgagees to take positive steps to verify the identity of borrowers were introduced in Victoria on 24 September 2014. Similar requirements are already in place in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia. The Transfer of Land Amendment Act 2014 (Vic) received Royal Assent on 23 September 2014 and commenced […]

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How does separation affect your kids?

How does Separation affect your Kids?? You may be surprised. Children are often forgotten in the circle of conflict that parents often find themselves in, the children witness and feel all the effects of your conflict. They love both parents not one over the other and will often say what you want to hear so […]

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