October 25th, 2019 By Jacky Campbell, Forte Family Lawyers In
these increasingly mobile times, the family law courts are often faced with the
question of how to deal with property which is located overseas, such as bank
accounts, superannuation and real property. 1. Does Australia have jurisdiction to deal with part or all of the...
October 23rd, 2019 Jacky
Family Lawyers Add-backs in proceedings for the
alteration of property interests under the Family
Law Act 1975 (Cth) (FLA) occur when the court adds back funds or other
property to the property of the parties, when funds or other property has been
used by one of the parties for their own purposes, usually...
October 21st, 2019 Jacky Campbell, Forte Family Lawyers Introduction In family law
disputes, the parties often have a significant connection to Australia: they
are born here or have become Australian citizens, they have all or most of their
property here, and they live in Australia when they separate. But, there are
also many cases where parties...
June 25th, 2019 Jacky Campbell Forte Family Lawyers Family law never stagnates. Legislative reforms since the introduction of
the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) have often
either followed societal developments or, more frequently, led or accompanied
them. However, the next 12 months has
the potential for even greater change for family...
February 18th, 2019 Jacky Campbell, Forte Family Lawyers The Australian Taxation Office recently
appealed to the High Court of Australia on the question of whether there was power
under the Family Law Act 1975 (FLA) for
the husband to be substituted for the wife in relation to a tax debt owed by
the wife of over $250,000 plus interest. In...
December 5th, 2018On 27 November 2018, the Bills which will restructure the Family Law Courts passed the House of Representatives. With major change now on the horizon, a useful checklist has been developed which contains the main takeaways every family lawyer should know about the restructure of the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of...
November 7th, 2018Jacky Campbell Forte Family Lawyers Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you've got till it's gone They paved paradise And put up a parking lot "Big Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell The Family Court of Australia (FCofA) was established in 1976 as a...
October 29th, 2018The two Bills restructuring the Family Law Courts have been delayed by Parliament for further consideration in 2019. This gave family lawyers hope that 2018 would be a quiet legislative year. But, we were mistaken. Instead, the floodgates have opened. First we had the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act...
October 25th, 2018Jacky Campbell Forte Family Lawyers The Australian Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper on the Review of the Family Law System was released on 2 October 2018. The Discussion Paper is over 300 pages, asks 33 questions and makes 124 proposals for changes to the family law system. Many other proposals and suggestions are embedded in...
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