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29 August 2018
When Laws Collide
It is important to consider not only our law, but those treaties to which Australia has become a party, and that become in turn a part of Australian law. In some cases therefore, when immigrants travel to Australia they pack not only their personal effects but the laws of the country from which they came.
02 July 2018
Trust me, I am a beneficiary
When family lawyers or judges come to consider how to divide property between the parties to a relationship that has broken down, what does the court do with an interest in a family trust?
29 March 2018
Return to Sender
There is only one ground for divorce under Australian Family Law and that is irretrievable breakdown of marriage. This is established if the parties have separated and lived separately and apart for 12 months at least. Separation can include living under the one roof. But what is meant by "separation"?
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