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Family law (also called matrimonial law or the law of domestic relations) is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations.

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    VIC Conflict of interest

    Is it a conflict of interest for the applicant father to have the law firm of his father/children’s grandfather represent him in a family law case? Does the law firm have the duty of full and frank disclosure to the court to disclose the grandfathers knowledge of past family violence orders...
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    Disclosure - anomaly between family law 12.02 and federal circuit law 24.03

    here's a funny one. With disclosure, in a family property matter, there is an interesting anomaly... family law rule 12.02, for a corporation (etc) states a copy of the financial statements for the 3 most recent financial years, however the circuit court rule 24.03 referring to the same part...
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    VIC Sharing Family Matters breaching Family Law Act s121

    If someone is found to breach/contravene the Family Law Act s121 by sharing the filed court documents with others not party to the proceedings, what recourse can I take in and in which court?
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    VIC Does anyone have advice on Child protection in Family law disputes?

    Hello I am looking for some information on child protection interventions in Victoria? I have recently had my 11 year old daughter taken away after she has mentioned feeling sucidal to a school friend. This has happened and has been a roll on custody dispute where my ex husband has been...
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    NSW INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW CASE NEED HELP

    hi everyone first of all thabks for advance for all kind of answers and helps. my friend (she is turkish but dutch citizen lives in the netherlands)marryed with and australian citizen guy(he is turkish too but lives in australia ) in 2019 in turkey and they made proper wedding (wedding party...
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    False allegations being used against me

    My ex made serious false allegations against me over a year ago. The matter was investigated by the police and DoCJ and were found to be unsubstantiated (because they were pure fantasy, outright lies), there were no charges and the case was dropped. My ex continues to use this against me making...
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    Subpoena request for Defence Vetting in Family Law- implications on reputation and future working impairment

    In a family law case my ex has subpoenaed the depart of defence for vetting notes. I work as a consultant to the Defence. She is a Banking and Finance lawyer- can she unnecessarily request subpoenas that may ultimately impact my ability to get work? Is this a misuse of court and legal power? How...
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    WA Family law textbook recommendations

    I am looking for good information on how the courts determine the best interests of special needs (autistic) children when they make parenting orders. I'm hoping someone can recommend me a good family law textbook (or other resource). THE FAMILY LAW BOOK - Family law, procedure, forms and...
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    SA Am i Liable to pay?

    New Member 👋 Am i liable to pay for half drawn up Consent orders? Back story - I have previously seen a lawyer and gotten legal advice, however their orders were quiet expensive as they are a boutique firm. Therefore i find an "Australia wide Online" place that drafts them for half the price! My...
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    NSW Irreconcilable Differences Between a Parent and a Child Outside of Victoria

    Hello! In Australia, it is my belief that the only state in which a parent and a child could file an application for irreconcilable differences between a parent and a child is the state of Victoria (please correct me if I am wrong). Unfortunately, the family who this application would involve...