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Family law judgments
Family law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 Aug 2018

In Harris & Dewell and Anor [2018] FamCAFC 94 (25 May 2018) the Full Court (Strickland, Murphy & Johnston JJ) dismissed an appeal against Rees J’s property settlement by the wife...

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A pragmatic view
A pragmatic view

 Elena Tsalanidis 02 Jul 2018

The Victorian Court of Appeal recently considered whether someone can be a stepchild of their biological parent’s de facto partner...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 02 Jul 2018

Property: De facto thresholds – evidence that parties “presented as a couple” meaningless – bald denial without contrary evidence also inadequate...

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Proposed restructure of federal Family Law Court system
Proposed restructure of federal Family Law Court system

 LIV Media 05 Jun 2018

The federal government is proposing a major restructure of the federal Family Law Court system which was announced by the Attorney General Christian Porter last week.

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LIV responds to article about the Family Court in The Australian
LIV responds to article about the Family Court in The Australian

 LIV Media 05 Jun 2018

An article titled 'Courts fail families, minister tells bench' was published in the Weekend Australian on 26 May 2018 and no comment was sought from the Law Institute of Victoria concerning the content of the article before publication.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 May 2018

In Trustee of the Bankrupt Estate of Hicks & Hicks and Anor [2018] FamCAFC 37 (26 February 2018) a majority of the Full Court (Strickland and Murphy JJ) allowed...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 03 Apr 2018

Property: Wife’s application filed electronically after 4.30pm accepted (despite FLR 24.05(2)) as filed before husband’s death hours later...

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 03 Apr 2018

Family Law Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Rules 2018: Due to the Family Law Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Rules 2018 there have been a number of changes...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 Mar 2018

Mother allowed to relocate to wherever she was posted in her employment with the Australian Defence Force. In Wendland & Wendland [2017] FamCAFC 244 (21 November 2017) the Full Court (Ainslie-Wallace, Ryan and Aldridge JJ)...

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Adjusting for violence
Adjusting for violence

 Will Stidston and Elizabeth Mathews 01 Feb 2018

A recent decision has lowered some of the evidentiary barriers to obtain financial recompense for family violence in a family law matter...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 Feb 2018

Financial agreements: In Thorne & Kennedy [2017] HCA 49 (8 November 2017) the High Court allowed with costs Ms Thorne’s appeal against a decision of the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia...

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Preferred wording for change of name orders
Preferred wording for change of name orders

 LIV Family Law Section 12 Dec 2017

Births, Deaths and Marriages, in consultation with the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court request that if a change of name of a child has been ordered by the Court the following wording is preferred...

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Why the hysteria around Thorne and Kennedy? Are ‘pre-nups’ still an option?
Why the hysteria around Thorne and Kennedy? Are ‘pre-nups’ still an option?

 Therese Borger 12 Dec 2017

After a busy month of schooling our federal politicians on their eligibility criteria, the High Court handed down Thorne v Kennedy. Many said the case signaled the ‘death knell of financial agreements’ - and they say lawyers have a flair for the dramatic!...

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Court on camera
Court on camera

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2017

Held at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday 20 October 2017, the Young Lawyers Charity Ball was sponsored by Deakin Law School and Gatehouse Legal Recruitment...

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Case Summary [Sha & Cham [2017] FamCAFC 161]
Case Summary [Sha & Cham [2017] FamCAFC 161]

 LIV Family Law Section 14 Nov 2017

In Sha & Cham, Mr Sha appealed against Orders made by Johnston J declaring that the Family Court had jurisdiction to determine Ms Cham’s application...

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