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Family Dispute Resolution

If you are experiencing a family dispute or breakdown and need to arrange a mediation session there may be a significant waiting period involved.  We would like to remind our clients that the Family Relationship Centre at Blacktown currently has much shorter waiting...

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Same-Sex Parents Not an Issue According to Research….

With the recent publicity surrounding the legalisation of same-sex marriage in both the USA and Ireland, many social commentators are predicting changes to the Australian Marriage Act in the not-too-distant future. One of the key points that is often raised when...

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Yours, Mine or Ours? Inheritances and Family Law

During the course of a marriage or de-facto relationship, one or both of the parties involved may receive a gift in the form of an inheritance.   The intention of the loved one or family member leaving the inheritance is almost always to make life easier for their...

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Collaboration is Growing in Popularity

The introduction of collaborative family law in Australia in 2006 saw a significant shift away from the more traditional court-based approach to divorce.  Couples who preferred to retain control of the decision-making process began to use the collaborative method with...

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Read our plain English handbooks

These fact sheets are designed to provide an overview of the relevant issues and systems so that you have a better understanding of the process.