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    Garnishee x 2 - any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Hi there, So first I know I let this happen but telling myself I will sort it out "tomorrow". Not too long ago I was on a full Disability support pension, I went back to work voluntarily and without anyone from Centrelink telling me I had to do so. I went back to the workforce and eventually...
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    QLD Interim Order and DVO - Kids Live with Dad?

    I am a recently separated dad (2 months). I have 3 children (11, 9 & 1) with me full time in the family home pursuant to an interim order. I am somewhat surprised as my ex lodged a DVO application and then an Application for Recovery Order and Notice of Risk on consecutive days (she started the...
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    QLD Caught with 6g of MDMA and 15g of Marijuana - Average Sentence?

    My questions please: 1 - What kind of an average sentence would someone get for this? Do I go to jail? Or do I get a non-jail punishment? (My only history is one time being caught with very little and being given a diversion order and no conviction). 2 - Is there is any way or chance for me to...
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    VIC 50% Child Support Questions?

    My daughter has recently had a final hearing gaining 50% custody of children of her daughter. My daughter is currently on Centrelink Newstart allowance, paying child support every fortnight as her daughter lives with her non-biological father, as well as caring for her the time she is in her...
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    NSW Failure to Attend Mediation - Next Steps or Let It Go?

    Tried to initiate mediation, he has made no effort to participate, been offered a 601 certificate.. The story: Together for 27yrs, and separated 18 months. We had a mostly amicable relationship since separating, irregular visits 2 nights per fortnight depending on his father's life events, new...
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    NT Property Settlement - Forced to Resign and Relinquish Shares?

    Hi, I am currently going through family circuit court proceedings in regards to children's matters and property settlement. My ex and I were together since 2005 and have incorporated his sole trader business to a PTY LTD in Nov 2005. I am currently still company secretary and 50% shareholder...
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    QLD Spousal and child maintenance and affect on Centrelink

    I can’t get the same answer twice from anyone at Centrelink so I hope someone has experience pretty please with a cherry on top: How much will receipt of both child maintenance ongoing payments AND spousal maintenance (lump sum -vs -ongoing payments) on: 1. New start exempt (for 2 years)...
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    WA Name on Birth Certificate Different from Name Used - Help?

    I was born with one surname, but when I was around 7-8yrs old my mother remarried and against my real father's permission, they changed my surname to that of my step-father. So from that age I have been known as a name I was never legally given. My school records, bank accounts, tax file...
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    NSW Issues with Transfer Of Property - What to Do?

    I apologise for how long this piece is, but it is all factual. (I have changed the property values to not make the situation as obvious to anyone with a vested interest). In our case, my wife’s Grandfather 20 years ago left his property solely on his will to my wife's mother who looked after...
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    VIC Mother Assaulted by Uncle but Police Won't Press Charges?

    Hi all, I've signed up to this forum because I've just found out some heartbreaking and frustrating news, and would like to know what options there still may be. Around 6 weeks ago, my mother was assaulted quite badly by my uncle (her brother). He has threatened me with physical violence twice...