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Husbands Inheritances represented almost half of large asset pool

Property – Husband’s inheritances represented 43.5% of $2.7m pool – Long marriage – Contributions assessed 70/30 in his favour – Adjusted for wife’s limited employment opportunities In Dinsmore [2012] FamCA 798 (18 September 2012) a 28 year marriage that included 4 years of pre-marital cohabitation produced two (now adult) children and net assets of $2.7 […]

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Hearsay account as to mothers alcohol use given little weight

Children – Father’s hearsay account of housekeeper’s statements as to mother’s alcohol use admitted but given little weight as that evidence was not adduced from that potential witness In Mabart & Haselden [2012] FamCA 793 (18 September 2012) the father’s affidavit contained statements alleged to have been made by the mother’s housekeeper as to excessive […]

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Child with Asperges allowed to travel to US

Child with Asperger’s syndrome allowed to travel to US provided $8,000 cash bond paid Justice Watts said at paras 47-51: “In Line & Line (1997) FLC 92-729 the Full Court discussed the purpose of bonds. Their Honours said: ‘The first of those matters to which the trial Judge should have regard is the purpose of […]

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Maternal Grandmothers application for parenting orders dismissed

Children – Maternal grandmother’s application for parenting orders dismissed due to her lack of insight into children’s needs – Grandparent cases reviewed In Danes & Anor [2013] FMCAfam 281 (28 March 2013) the maternal grandmother’s applied for an order that the children live with her and that she and the child’s parents have joint parental […]

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Relocation of Mother to Adelaide from Sydney allowed

In Chapa [2012] FMCAfam 1420 (18 December 2012) the mother unilaterally relocated from Sydney to Adelaide with two young children, alleging abuse of the children by the father and family violence on his part. The father alleged that the mother was mentally unstable (producing a suicide note written by her (paras 39-43)) and was guilty […]

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