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Collaborate don't litigate
Collaborate don't litigate

 Stephen Winspear 01 Oct 2018

The ALRC Review of the Family Law System should recommend ADR in and litigation out...

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Call for extension to consult on proposed federal court merger
Call for extension to consult on proposed federal court merger

 LIV 29 Aug 2018

Family Lawyers are encouraged to participate in the biggest change to Australia’s legal system since 1975...

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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 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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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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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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Family Court Chief's next act
Family Court Chief's next act

 Carolyn Ford 02 Oct 2017

After 13 years in the legal hot seat Chief Justice Diana Bryant is moving on... 

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 02 Oct 2017

Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol on recent Family Law judgments

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The modern family: Is the law keeping up?
The modern family: Is the law keeping up?

 LIV Professional Development 27 Sep 2017

It's been more than two years since Chief Justice Bryant of the Family Court stated that she wanted to drive legislative change in the area of commercial surrogacy as a way of combatting the "dark side" of this issue...

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Elisa Whittaker, Womens’ Legal Service Senior Lawyer and Outreach Coordinator
Elisa Whittaker, Womens’ Legal Service Senior Lawyer and Outreach Coordinator

 LIV Young Lawyers 25 Jul 2017

Elisa Whittaker shares some initiatives and projects underway at the Womens’ Legal Service...

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Family violence education for judges
Family violence education for judges

 Carolyn Ford 01 Jul 2017

The strategic direction for the Judicial College of Victoria takes into account the disruptions the judiciary, courts and tribunal system will likely confront...

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2017

The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia will be moving to the provision of digital court orders for legal representatives from 1 July 2017...

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