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3 IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW FEDERAL CIRCUIT AND FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA

29 Sep 2021

On 1 September 2021, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia merged to become the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). The FCFCOA has been designed to achieve the quick, inexpensive and fair resolution of Family Law disputes, as well as ensuring the safety of families and children.

The recent decision of Barre v Barre [2021] FamCA 101 explores the complicating effect bankruptcy may on Family Court proceedings in the context of enforcing a Binding Financial Agreement

The recent decision of Barre v Barre [2021] FamCA 101 explores the complicating effect bankruptcy may have on otherwise on Family Court proceedings in the context of enforcing a Binding Financial Agreement.

The Treatment of Trusts in Family Law

28 May 2021

It is a common, but erroneous, belief that assets held in a trust are, in some way, protected in family law property negotiations.

It is important to understand how trusts may be treated by the Family Law Courts when determining financial matters arising from the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship.

Five Things to Consider when Contemplating Separation

30 Nov 2020

Following the breakdown of your relationship, whether marital, de facto or same sex, can be a very distressing and highly emotional time. You may find yourself having to contemplate issues relating to children, finances and property caused by the change in your circumstances. It is important to develop an action plan.