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8 January – Divorce Day?

7 Jan 2019

8 January is reported as “Divorce Day” with a spike in the number of people seeking assistance from lawyers and family support services following the holiday period and commencing divorce proceedings.

MST Family Lawyers Recognised As 2019 Doyles’ Leading Family Lawyers

MST Lawyers congratulates family law Principal, Belinda Spong and Special Counsel, Amanda Humphreys following their recognition by the 2019 Doyles’ Guide as leading Victorian Family Lawyers.

New Child Abduction Offences In Australia

20 Nov 2018

International parental abduction of children from Australia will now attract a penalty of three years of imprisonment following recent amendments to the Australian Family Law Act.

Update Regarding The Working Group On The Draft Guide To Good Practice On Article 13(1)(b)

24 Oct 2018

In September 2018, the 6th meeting of the Working Group on the draft Guide to Good Practice on Article 13(1)(b) of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction was held at the offices of the Permanent Bureau in the Hague, lead by the Honourable Diana Bryant AO QC, the former Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia.