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Sweeping Changes To Family Law System Heralds A New Pathway For Out Of Court Resolution

On 1st September 2021 the new amendments to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act came into effect immediately and there are now mandatory requirements across all registries in Australia. The new amendments have heralded what has been known as a ground breaking change in the way that family law disputes are determined …

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Wills Lawyers – Penrith, Richmond, Western Sydney (Why Should You Have A Will?)

Recent research has revealed that over 50% of adult Australians do not have a will or do not have a valid will. 34% recently said “they just haven’t got around to it” and a further 14% think they don’t “own enough assets or have enough wealth to justify the effort involved”. We want to debunk …

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Family Law Questions – What Are Separation Requirements

Since the Family Law Act 1975, the only ground for divorce in Australia is called an “irretrievable breakdown of a marriage”. Under this particular section of the Act which is Section 48, a couple when approaching the court for a divorce must have been separated for at least 12 months. There are many different ways …

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I Am Worried About My Children What Is A Contact Service?

At Rafton Family Lawyers specialist family law services we are frequently asked about issues where there is an allegation of risk to children spending time with the other party. In these cases the court will often look to an external agency to enable the other parent to continue to have a relationship with the children …

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Best Family Lawyers Penrith Area

It is often a struggle to locate the best lawyers to represent you in family law proceedings. In Australia a lawyer may practice in family law without being highly specialised. It is therefore important to differentiate when choosing the best representation: 1. BEST FAMILY LAWYERS BY RAFTON FAMILY LAWYERS AT PENRITH AND PARRAMATTA OFFICES When …

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Divorce Lawyers Sydney-Parramatta-Penrith- Richmond Specialist Family Lawyers

DIVORCE-BEFORE DIVORCE-SEPARATION-PROPERTY MATTERS-FINANCIAL SETTLEMENTS-SPECIAL FAMILY LAWYERS-PENRITH-PARRAMATTA-SYDNEY This article will outline what happens before your separation and before you make an application for any divorce. As Parramatta and Penrith’s leading family law firm, we are able to provide advice on any questions you may have relating to divorce and family law proceedings in New South Wales, …

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Rafton Family Lawyers Arbitration Update [Important Notice To Litigants And Family Lawyers]

Over the last several months there has been a significant increase in extensive delays and difficulties with judicial availability in various Family Courts across Australia. We are of the view that the current lockdowns and restrictions in place, particularly across Sydney and Melbourne, is presenting unique challenges for both the people trying to achieve an …

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Improving Visibility Of Superannuation Assets In Family Law Disputes – [New Legislation Introduced]

The Morrison Government has earlier this week passed through Parliament legislation that will help improve visibility of superannuation assets particularly in self-managed super funds for parties in family law proceedings. The bill called The Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 measure No 6) Bill 2021 will allow the Australian Taxation Office to release superannuation information held on …

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Mediations [The Way Of The Future]

The team at Rafton Family Lawyers in our offices across Penrith, Parramatta and the Hawkesbury region are able to provide assistance in relation to mediations.   We work hand in hand with some partner organisations to refer our clients for cost effective and efficient mediations particularly where children are concerned.  There are a number of excellent …

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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.

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