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The No-Fault Divorce Principle in Australia

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate

Posted on 07/07/2021, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

There are more than a few widespread misconceptions within the family law sphere surrounding the conduct of a former spouse or de facto partner: Firstly, that the Family Court is an appropriate forum to air one’s personal “grievances” about an ex-spouse’s behaviour. Secondly, that apportioning ‘blame’ to such conduct is a relevant factor to be … Continue reading “The No-Fault Divorce Principle in Australia”

Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Australia

Greg Martinovich

Posted on 03/12/2019, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

60-Second Summary After the majority of Australians voted in favour of changing marriage laws to allow for same-sex marriage, the corresponding legislation was amended in December 2017. As a result, same-sex couples are able to get lawfully married. As the number of same-sex marriages steadily increases, this unavoidably gives rise to a relatively new area … Continue reading “Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Australia”

Separated Under One Roof

Caley Kim
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Posted on 28/10/2019, Last Updated on 28/11/2019

60-Second Summary Living separated under one roof occurs when you and your former spouse/partner are no longer marital or de-facto partners but nonetheless continue to live in the same home. There are many elements involved in the definition of separation, some or all of which may be present in a particular relationship. Therefore, what comprises … Continue reading “Separated Under One Roof”

Relocation – Things to consider for your first meeting with a lawyer

Posted on 20/01/2017, Last Updated on 27/10/2020

The transient nature of the Northern Territory, the nature of the employment opportunities in the Top End (such as mining and defence) and the high cost of living often means that families negotiating how they will parent following a separation will also have to give consideration to relocation, where one parent seeks to move a … Continue reading “Relocation – Things to consider for your first meeting with a lawyer”