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Family court was originally created to be a Court of Equity convened to decide matters and make orders in relation to family law, such as custody of children and could disregard certain legal requirements as long as the petitioner/plaintiff came into court with “clean hands” and the request was reasonable, “quantum meruit”. Changes in laws and rules have made this distinction superfluous.Family courts hear all cases that relate to familial and domestic relationships. Each state and each country has a different system utilized to address family law cases including decisions regarding divorce cases.

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    NSW family court orders not followed

    my son's daughter is 2 years old court orders in place since January this year. she complied with orders in the main for 8 months . We havent seen her for three months now as refuses to comply it is possible that she has moved as well. very concerned. Best option for urgent action.
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    Filing Notice of Appeal in Family Court - need help proof-reading the grounds

    Hi, I need some help with writing legally sound grounds of appeal from final parenting orders made in the Family Court. No "weight" grounds - just errors at law, wrong principles, errors of fact and plainly unjust. I'm not a total "newbie" and have read tons of case law on BarNet Jade...
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    ACT Likelihood of family court

    Hi my ex husband is behaving badly again. Despite agreeing on a parenting arrangement to try out for 3 months during mediation, he went to a lawyer and sent me a nasty letter with an unreasonable parenting plan quite different to what was agreed at mediation stating that if I don’t agree to it...
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    Starting family court

    Hi guys, Im a young mum of 3 children all under 7. I seperated with my partner earlier this year. He cam to my main place of residence which is our family home (in his name) and hurt me and took my phone. Police attended and a good behaviour ppo/dvo was put in place. A few weeks later he...
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    NSW Accessing a affidavit filed at the family court NSW

    My ex partner has been embroiled in a custody and property dispute with her ex partner at the family court NSW for just under 2 years . I was recently informed from a friend of my ex that in a recent affidavit that my ex submitted she has made all sorts of false allegations against me from...
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    chances of more than 50 50 via family court

    mediation done (with a child inclusive mediator that dad didn't contribute towards). Outcome was 5050 and parenting plan that is not being adhered to by dad. What are chances of getting more than 50% time via court? he isn't facilitating phone calls from kids to me at required times he hasn't...
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    Appeal an Order

    Hello, I am an Applicant before the Family Court of Australia. My Contravention Application was closed by order in the Federal Circuit Court " The matter was transferred to another jurisdiction" and opened in the Family Court. These are the orders by a federal circuit court: 1. All future...
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    Family Court Review

    There is currently a review being conducted on the Family Court, one of the main issue being reviewed are ICL’s and Family report writers, in which in my case the ICL was caught lying to a federal court judge and upon my application to the court was removed from my matter. Please, if you have...
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    Family Court to FCC - case transferred - need help

    Hi Guys, I am self representing and I made a mistake filing the application in family court. On my first directions hearing, the registrar transferred the application to Federal Circuit Court (FCC). Now in the Commonwealth Courts portal, I see that new section has been added for FCC and apart...
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    ACT Matrimonial Home - definition in law

    I haven't been able to find an actual definition of the term "matrimonial home" in the Australian Family Law Act, although I received a letter form the other party's lawyer using this. It seems the term matrimonial relates specifically to "marriage" and not necessarily to a defacto...