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LIJ November 2009

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The changing face of family law: special issue

The LIV Family Law Section is excited to present this family law special issue of the LIJ.

By LIV Family Law Section

family law

Feature Articles

Collaborating with care

dispute resolution

Collaborating with care

Putting the pieces in place in family law matters is often challenging. Collaborative practice offers new options and responsibilities for all involved.

By Stephen Winspear and Elizabeth Turnour

Exercising self help: Child support payee enforcement

child support

Exercising self help: Child support payee enforcement

Recipients of child support can now initiate enforcement proceedings for child support debts without relying solely on the Child Support Agency.

By Rebecca Azzopardi

Fishing for new property: The Duties Amendment Act 2009


Fishing for new property: The Duties Amendment Act 2009

The Duties Amendment Act 2009 has brought into the tax net certain lease and property transactions which were previously not subject to duty.

By Tim Grace

Green workflow agreements

climate change/working conditions

Green workflow agreements

Australian companies can enhance their green credentials by greening workplaces through enterprise bargaining.

By Victoria Lambropoulos

Lessons in Black & Black

family settlements

Lessons in Black & Black

Financial agreements can contain traps for the unwary, including technical requirements, provisions that could affect their validity and possible grounds for setting them aside.

By Jason Lopes

Sharing parents in different places

parental access

Sharing parents in different places

Amendments to shared parenting laws continue to create confusion in child relocation decisions. The impending review of the amendments is both welcome and necessary.

By Laura Muccitelli



The "nexus of dependency" and adult child maintenance

Case law indicates that some parents may be legally obliged to financially maintain their children well into adulthood.

By Kylie Howard

What's mine is yours

bankruptcy/matrimonial property

What's mine is yours

Bankruptcy and family separation make a complex and competing property mix, but it seems the principle of a couple sharing good and bad times applies.

By Jacqueline Campbell and Coralee Elsum


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Editorial committee

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