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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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  1. Chiz80

    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...
  2. anony1f42d

    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...
  3. H

    NSW Legal claim to child

    A mother leaves after her child is born and the father has raised the child for the child's entire life (6 years). It turns out that he is not the biological father. Does the real biological mother or father have any legal claim to the child if they come back 6 years later, despite the fact that...
  4. D

    family law qld

    quick question......... the main witness to my case has never filed an affidavit for the courts. well did one and refused to sign it and the other party (mother in my case) has subpoheanoed her to appear at trial. the ICL in our case refused to subpheona this witness for fear she is unrealiable...
  5. D

    QLD family law

    Can someone please tell me what this means as i have to do myself. consolidated trial affidavit of edivence in chief, financial statement and one witness affidavit?. in relation to final hearing of family court case. your urgent response would be greatly appreciated
  6. Z

    VIC Psychiatrist Assessment

    Hi all! Please advise what happens during a psychiatric assessment ordered by Independent childrens lawyer? Also if person has self harm issues but is denying this, is it possible for the assessment to detect this? Is it very intensive? Person has a domestic violence conviction. Also gets angry...
  7. V

    NSW Locked out of business by my partner

    Hi I have been going through separation and my ex put an application for ADVO on me. We have a family partnership business together and she took every document and the work PC and claimed I didn't work in the business. During exchange of letters she admitted that i worked in the business and was...
  8. W

    VIC International Child Custody/Access/Order

    Hello everyone, I'd like to thank you in advance for taking the time to read this, I'm going through a really tough time right now because of this situation and have been struggling to find answers. I am an Australian citizen and my (at the time) fiancé is American. She fell pregnant in...
  9. M

    NSW Court Orders

    Hi, My parents have court orders that they have equal custody of me. I've never enjoyed seeing my father and my mum is fine with that. Over the past 5 years, my father has stopped abiding by the orders, and sees me twice a year. I am fine with this, however when it comes to school and moving...
  10. J

    VIC Family Law Specialists

    Hi - what's been the experience of people when they go looking for lawyers to sort out children and property. Is it best to use a family law specialist? Or is a general legal practice that does family law just as good? Currently in the process of looking.